Natalia Diamante Bryant is a young American volleyball player. She is prominent as the eldest daughter of respected former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and mother Vanessa Bryant.
Natalia's Wiki: Age, Birthday
Natalia was born on 19 January 2003 in Los Angeles, California. She attended the Sage Hill High School in her hometown.
Natalia was good at sports from an early age. She was a junior middle hitter for her high school team.
Natalia is the eldest among four daughters of her parents: Vanessa Bryant and late NBA player Kobe Bryant. Her siblings are named Bianka, Gianna, and Capri.
She lost her father and sister Gianna- also known as Gigi- in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, nine people were killed in the crash including Natalia's father Kobe Bryant and sister Gianna.
Natalia Bryant's father Kobe Bryant and sister Gigi died in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020 near Calabasas, California (Photo: Kobe Bryant's Instagram)
The helicopter was reportedly heading towards Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy near Thousand Oaks. The crash occurred about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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The Los Angeles Times reported that the whole LA mourned the horrific death of Kobe Bryant and other departed souls on 26 January 2020.
Kobe Bryant's Bio
The American professional basketball player Kobe was born on 23 August 1978. He was the son of Joe Bryant- also a former NBA player and the coach of Los Angeles Sparks.
Kobe had graduated high school with the class of '96 from Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA.
Kobe joined the NBA from his high school and won five NBA Championship in his career: He remained an NBA All-Star in 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Further, he was titled the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008. During his career of over twenty years in NBA, Kobe played as a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Additionally, he won the 2001 and 2002 Teens Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete.
Interesting Facts About Natalia And Family
Natalia stands at a height of 1.78 meters (5 ft 10 inches).
Kobe’s parents had named him after a type of steak from a restaurant menu. He had two older sisters named Sharia and Shaya.
Kobe was the youngest player to attend NBA at eighteen years two months and eleven days on 3 November 1996. He won the NBA Slam Dunk Competition in 1997 .
Kobe’s father played basketball in Italy. As a result, Kobe spent his early 6-13 years of age in Italy. Hence, he was fluent in Italian.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated Kobe’s salary as $33 million.
Natalia's mother Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine changed her name to Vanessa Marie Bryant on 29 May 2002.