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While NBA players spend years perfecting their craft, only a select few can reach the mountaintop. As a result, an all-time great usually has his legacy set in stone. But, what is a legacy for one of the best the league has seen? Is it the 5 Championships, the MVP, the scoring excellence, or the Mamba Mentality? Despite all of these things serving as hallmarks of a legendary career, Kobe Bryant left behind a different legacy.

As his Twitter bio read since the late Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant’s birth, Bean was a girl dad first. After that, the accolades and the basketball career could come in. So, to see his daughters share the same stage as him and showcase that same mentality is the ultimate feel-good story for Kob.

Kobe Bryant and his daughters

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During the length of his NBA career, fans got to witness the growth of Kobe Bryant in front of their eyes. Whether it was as a teenager or a legend, fans saw every side to the man. Starting off as barely a piece in the rotation to a Los Angeles Lakers, his ascension was historic.

But that growth carried over later on as well. As he transitioned from superstar to veteran and then to an Oscar winner, one aspect of his life became constant. His parenting and his love for his daughters brought about a Taylor Swift connection. A man universally feared became a father unanimously adored. As a litany of celebrations for the late great continues, the resemblance between Kobe and his daughters has been the talk of the town.

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While it began between Natalia and the 5-time Champion, the youngest Bryant daughter is garnering some attention as well. In a picture going around the internet that wife Vanessa shared on her IG, Capri ‘KoKo’ is sporting a look many of Bean’s opponents have come to fear.

With intensity etched across every line, and a set jaw, the determination is clear in those eyes. Over the years, the Mamba would share this look multiple times. Further, it would become the stuff of legend when he had the same look after outplaying his idol, Michael Jordan.

Despite KoKo sharing the look, it was Natalia who stole hearts worldwide.

The Natalia-Kobe full-circle moment

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As the Los Angeles Dodgers dedicated a night to honoring the Hornets draftee, another moment caught everyone’s attention. A long-standing baseball tradition came to pass as Natalia Bryant became the special guest first-pitcher.

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As fans went gaga over the resemblance with a Kobe from yesteryears making a visit to the stadium with a much younger Natalia, the full-circle moment became just as much a tribute as the beautiful drone show.

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While we collectively celebrate the legendary man, 3 young women are ready to inherit and enhance an already spectacular legacy.

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