“We Only Met Once”: Serena Williams’ Millionaire Husband Revealed Unknown Details About His Meeting With Kobe Bryant

Published 06/23/2022, 9:30 PM EDT
Kobe Bryant directs his teammates during a game against the Timberwolves on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Staples Center. (Photo by Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Serena Williams’ multi-millionaire husband Alexis Ohanian revealed how Kobe Bryant left an impression on him during their first and only meeting. Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit, shared a video on social media detailing his memorable meeting with the Mamba. In fact, the millionaire venture-capitalist cherished every moment of his meeting with Kobe Bryant.

Kobe’s immense love for his four daughters really inspired Ohanian to aspire to be a better father. Notably, the American investor has a daughter named Olympia with his tennis legend spouse Serena Williams.


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Ohanian also talked about Kobe’s aspirations to enter the venture-capitalist world. In fact, he admired Kobe’s Mamba mentality and thought it would be lethal in the business world as well.

Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams’ tribute to Kobe

Ohanian shared a glimpse of the late great Kobe Bryant‘s greatness as a human being in his social media post. As a matter of fact, the Mamba does generally leave a deep impression on people after interacting with them.

As a fellow girl dad, one of the things that always impressed me about Kobe was his unapologetic love for his daughters and how much he championed them and supported them and just how proud he was,” said Ohanian.

The same thing that made him great on the court he was bringing to every single thing he was doing off the court,” he added.

Meanwhile, Ohanian’s spouse, 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams, also paid her tribute to the Lakers legend. She appeared on a Nike video celebrating Kobe’s insatiable desire to constantly self-improve and always do better. Nike posted the video on social media on the special occasion of his 42nd birthday.

Kobe Bryant and his immortal legacy

In the video, Kendrick Lamar delivered the crux of Kobe’s legacy to the world. The video highlighted the message of constantly trying to do better in life. No matter how little the task.


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 29, 2013-Lakers Kobe Bryant bites his jersey while Pau Gasol shoots a free throw at the Staples Center Tuesday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

In other words, Kobe’s spirit is applicable outside the basketball court as well. Kobe’s legacy simply means striving to do better every day.

The 5-time world champion passed away in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. But his legacy will always be there to inspire the world.


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Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.