Statue of Kobe Bryant, daughter placed at crash site on the second anniversary of deaths
A statue of the late legendary basketballer, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was placed on the site of their helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Wednesday, the second anniversary of their tragic deaths and that of seven others.
The statue was created by sculptor Dan Medina and showed Kobe, in his Lakers uniform and with his arm around Gianna, who is also wearing a uniform while holding a basketball by her side.
The sculptor, Dan Medina, inscribed, ‘Heroes come and go but legends are forever,’ and honored the other seven victims with their names on a plaque, at the base of the statue.
The piece depicts Kobe looking adoringly down at Gianna, who was just 13-years-old at the time of her passing, with his left arm on her shoulder.
She’s depicted carrying a basketball while looking up to her father, who in real life stood at 6ft6in.
Both father and daughter are wearing their respective basketball uniforms: Kobe in his Lakers No. 24 uniform, which was his second team number after wearing No. 8 in the first part of his career.