Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant's death has left the entire NBA universe in tatters. Tributes and messages continue to pour in as fans and former teammates pay their final homage to their fallen idol and young basketball prodigy Gianna Bryant. People have taken to social media to offer their prayers and support to wife Vanessa Bryant and daughters - Natalia, Bianka and Capri Bryant. Kobe Bryant's high school classmate uploaded a video on Tik Tok where she spoke about how the NBA legend was a popular figure during his teenage days.
“Coming into this league, it was one person that I wanted their respect from ... it was Kobe Bryant.”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 29, 2020
Dwyane Wade remembers Kobe and the impact he had on his career.
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Stacy Mascotti (Kobe Bryant's classmate from 1996) revealed the bond she shared with the Lakers legend. She also shared how he was a popular figure at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Philadelphia. She went on to add that Kobe Bryant was always confident of making it big in the NBA. He had already made plans of going pro while still in high school.