Kobe Bryant may forever be remembered as a basketball legend, but to his daughters and others that knew him, he was also a "girl dad. As many around the world continue to mourn the loss of the basketball star and his year-old daughter, Gianna, the term, "girl dad" became the No. I'm a girl dad. In her story, she recalled the first time that she met the basketball star while backstage at an event for ESPN in New York. And while most encounters with celebrities or athletes are brief, Duncan and Bryant bonded over one thing: being a parent to daughters. At the time of her encounter, Duncan was 8 months pregnant, and her belly was the first thing Bryant noticed. Duncan said Bryant immediately asked how she was doing and asked what gender her baby was going to be. When Duncan told him that she was expecting a girl, Bryant, who had three daughters at the time, high-fived her and said, "Girls are the best. He also offered her advice, "Just be grateful that you've been given that gift because girls are amazing.
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There's truly something special in the bond between a father and daughter. Its meaning became ever so clear after the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his year-old daughter Gianna on Sunday, January 26th. Duncan recounted meeting Kobe at an event while she was pregnant. When Kobe found out she was having a girl, he high-fived Duncan and said, "girls are the best. I'm a girl dad. This story quickly inspired thousands of posts across social media using the hashtag GirlDad. It prompted dads from all walks of life to share photos of their daughters using that hashtag. As part of the AJGA, juniors and their parents create lifetime bonds from time spent traveling, practicing, and experiencing the highs and lows of competitive golf. In honor of Kobe and Gianna, here's what it means to be a GirlDad from a few of our junior golf dads. Being a father to five kids, which includes four girls, is the craziest ride of my life.
It has been more than a week since a helicopter crash claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. As reflections and tributes poured in, people somehow found language to articulate our collective pain and disbelief. Duncan shared that Kobe was elated to learn she was pregnant with a baby girl. Kobe loved being a girl dad to his four daughters and, though painful, there was consolation found in knowing his final moments were spent fiercely loving and protecting Gianna. In a moving tribute to Kobe and his beloved Gigi, the photos and videos reminded us of the joy found in the daddy-daughter bond. I'm a girl dad. Yet, no matter how beautiful it was to see GirlDad trend , it was hard. For many women, it was accompanied by the sting that we were not raised by girl dads.
If you're the proud dad of girls, the chances are you've seen GirlDad on thousands of pictures of men with their daughters over the past few days. It's in tribute to the NBA star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash at the weekend in California alongside his year-old Gianna. Speaking with with Elle Duncan, from the American broadcaster ESPN, a few years ago he mentioned how much he loved being the father of four girls. Elle was pregnant when she went to interview him and says, when she told him she was having a girl he responded: "Girls are the best. I would have five more girls if I could.