Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi seen laughing at game in heartwrenching footage weeks before helicopter crash deaths

KOBE and Gigi Bryant were seen laughing at a game in heartwrenching footage just weeks before they died in a helicopter crash.

The footage resurfaced exactly one year after Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.

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A short video clip went viral following their deaths, showing the father and daughter enjoying a game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets.

The footage shows Bryant telling Gigi something while using hand actions, then nodding to her when she responds.

Gigi then starts laughing as her continues to explain something.

The father and daughter duo spent every night watching games together on NBA League Pass.

Bryant, who retired in 2016, said in an interview that his daughter reinvigorated his interest in hoops.

The father and daughter duo spent every night watching games together on NBA League Pass.

Bryant told Barnes and Jackson that his daughter "likes watching Trae Young a lot, she watched Luka Doncic a lot, she watches James Harden, she watches Russell Westbrook.

GiGi even enjoyed watching his rival and fellow NBA great LeBron James, according to Bryant.

Just before their death, he took his daughter to see the Lakers in action at the Staples Center.

The pair watched the team put on a show in a 108-95 rout of the Dallas Mavericks.

"You know what's funny? So before Gigi got into basketball, I hardly watched it," he told the "All The Smoke" podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson.

The star shared four daughters with wife, Vanessa Bryant.

Gianna, the pair's oldest daughter tipped to be a basketball ace just like her dad sadly died the crash alongside the 41-year-old.

Bryant and his daughter were traveling to Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California for a basketball game, where Gianna would play and Bryant was expected to coach.

Parents, coaches, and promising young sports stars all lost their lives when the Sikorsky S-76 crashed in a tragedy that shocked the world.

Orange Coast College basketball coach John Altobelli and his wife Keri died when the chopper smashed into the hillside.

The Altobellis' teenage daughter Alyssa, who played on the same basketball team as Gianna Bryant at the Mamba Academy, was also killed.

OCC assistant coach Ron La Ruffa told CNN Gianna and Alyssa were teammates and Altobelli would often fly to see his daughter's games.

Christina Mauser, a girls' basketball coach at a K-8 private school in Orange County, died when the helicopter spun out of control, alongside Sarah Chester and her teen daughter Payton.

The pilot Ara Zobayan was one of the nine people killed during the doomed helicopter ride.

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