Kobe and Gianna, whom he called Gigi, were on their way to his Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for basketball practice when their helicopter crashed. Kobe coached his daughter's AAU basketball game called "The Mambas."
Gianna, whom Kobe and Vanessa welcomed on May 1, 2006, leaves behind her mother, and one older sister, Natalia, who turned 17-years-old last week. She also leaves younger sisters, Bianka, 3-years-old, and Capri, 6-months-old. Giana attended Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California, where she played basketball.