Lakers owner Jeanie Buss shared a heartfelt Instagram post in honor of Kobe and Gianna Bryant /
The world is still in shock over the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Sports fans on Sunday were ruined after finding out that Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were victims in a deadly helicopter accident in Calabasas.
The Los Angeles Lakers released a statement on Wednesday regarding the former face of the franchise's unexpected loss.
On Thursday, owner Jeanie Buss shared a heartfelt Instagram post in honor of the two Bryants.
Buss elaborated on the success that Bryant brought to the Lakers franchise in his 20 years with the organization.
More importantly, however, Buss talked about Kobe's role in parenting Gianna. Buss reminisced of a time when Bryant brought Gianna with him to lunch with Buss, shortly after the death of her father, Jerry. Kobe brought Gigi with him that day to show that women can play prominent roles in male-driven sports leagues like the NBA.
That is what inspired Jeanie to continue fighting through the pain of her father's loss to run the Lakers organization.
It must've been difficult to write, but Buss perfectly encapsulated the relationship between Kobe and Gianna. While they're no longer with us, their bond will be a source of inspiration for parents around the world.