Kobe Bryant Describes Passing On ‘Basketball Gene’ To Daughter Gianna In 2018 Interview

Kobe Bryant’s legacy will continue to live on. In his final interview with Access Hollywood from 2018, the NBA legend, who tragically died in a helicopter crash at 41 on Sunday, Jan. 26, opened up about retired life and giving the “basketball gene” to his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who also passed away in the shocking accident. “I can control my own schedule,” Kobe said at the time. “I can coach my daughter, I can be present at all of my eldest daughter’s volleyball games, I drop them off in the morning, I pick them up in afternoon. Zero — I have no inclination and no desire to play basketball. Just none… The basketball gene I’ve completely and fully passed off to Gianna. She’s got it.”