Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Fathers across the world are honoring Kobe Bryant by celebrating their relationships with their daughters. Using the hashtag GirlDad, men are sharing photos of themselves with their daughters as a way of remembering the year-old NBA legend who recently died along with his year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. In it, anchor Elle Duncan recalled meeting the basketball superstar backstage at an event in New York.
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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.
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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.
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.