8 Times Kobe Bryant was the MVP of parenting

The 6-time MVP isn't only a champ in the hardcourt but in the homefront!

One of the most legendary players to ever grace the NBA hardcourt, Kobe Bryant wowed basketball fans for two decades.

When it came time for the 6-time MVP to retire at 37, fans said goodbye to the ‘Black Mamba’ with a heavy heart.

But looking at his beautiful family, it’s difficult not to be happy that he’ll finally get to spend more time with them, knowing that his 20-year career has cemented him firmly in the hearts of basketball lovers worldwide.

But it’s not just his exceptional athleticism that deserves applause, but how much he loves his two girls. Here are eight times the Black Mamba scored points for being an awesome dad!

1. He absolutely adores the mother of his children

More of Kobe’s golden parenting moments on the next page!

2. He and his wife Vanessa encourage their daughter’s passions


Bryant Ladies Ready!! #USA #WNT

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3. When he saw no shame in showing he was a ‘Frozen’ fan


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4. When he gave his youngest, Gianna, the nickname: “Baby Mamba”


Happy Birthday to my Gianna, Gigi, Viva Boom. Time has wings. #fatherslove #daddysgirl #babymamba #taurus

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5. How his passion is positively influencing the youth, not just his own kids

6. When he took time out of his busy schedule to take his girls to Mexico

7. When he hilariously told Yahoo! that his daughter can date “when she’s married”

photo: NoseeRosee

photo: NoseeRosee

8. When he shared with Vibe how his youngest daughter inherited his basketball skills!


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