Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Bio, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Wiki
Gianna Maria Onore Bryant also referred to as “Gigi”. She was an American middle school basketball player from Los Angeles, California.
Bryant and her father Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Age
She was born on May 1, 2006, Dies on January 26, 2020, she was 20 years old
Who is Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Biography
Bryant was the second daughter of Kobe Bryant and model Vanessa Bryant and has three siblings. She has an older sister, Natalia, and two younger sisters, Bianka and Capri. She was also the granddaughter of Joe Bryant and great-niece of John “Chubby” Cox.
During Kobe’s career, he would take Gianna to his games where she would often shoot around with the team in warm-ups. Bryant had a very close relationship with her father Kobe as he would take women’s sporting events and they regularly attended Lakers.
Bryant plays for the Mamba Academy ballers with her father as the coach. She had dreams of going to the WNBA and playing for the UConn Huskies.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Death
At 9:06 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 26, 2020, Gianna, Kobe, and seven others took off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, in a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter owned by Kobe. The helicopter was registered to the Fillmore-based Island Express Holding Corp., according to the California Secretary of State business database.
The helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, at about 9:47 a.m. and caught fire. The helicopter had passed over Boyle Heights, near Dodger Stadium, and circled over Glendale during the flight. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department attended the scene, and the fire had been extinguished by 10:30 a.m. None of the nine passengers on board the helicopter survived. Initial reports indicated that the helicopter crashed in the mountains above Calabasas in a heavy fog. Witnesses reported hearing a helicopter struggling before crashing.
The FAA and NTSB launched investigations on the day of the crash.
L.A. weather was extremely foggy Sunday morning, and law enforcement sources tell us even LAPD air support was grounded because of it. Flight tracker data shows Kobe’s chopper appeared to first encounter weather issues as it was above the L.A. Zoo. It circled that area at least 6 times at a very low altitude — around 875 feet — perhaps waiting for the fog to clear.