Who is Bianka Bella Bryant?
Bianka Bella Bryant is the third child of retired Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player Kobe Bryant and his model wife Vanessa Bryant.
Her father is best known for his time on the Los Angeles Lakers. Her first photo was shared by her father on his Instagram on December 22, 2016.
How Old is Bianka Bella Bryant?
Bianka is 3 years old as of 2019. She was born on December 5, 2016, in California.
Bianka Bella Bryant Family
Bianka was born to former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant. Her maternal grandparents are Stephen and Sofia Laine while her paternal grandparents are Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. She is the niece of Shaya and Sharia Bryant who are her aunties from her paternal side.
Bianka Bella Bryant Father
Bianka’s father is a former professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant. Kobe is one of the most famous basketball players in the USA. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular-season scoring and fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list.
He was also the first guard in NBA history to play at least 20 seasons.
Bianka Bella Bryant Siblings
Bianka is the third child to Kobe Bryant having two older sisters and one younger sister. Her oldest sister Natalia Diamante Bryant was born on 19 January 2003, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was born in 2006 and her youngest sister, Capri Kobe Bryant “Koko” was born in June 2019.
Bianka Bella Bryant’s Father and Sister’s Death
Bianka’s older sister Gianna and her father died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, California. Her father died at the age of 41 while Gianna was 13 years old.
On January 26, 2020, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California at 9:06 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Onboard were Kobe Byrant, his 13-year old daughter Gianna, six family friends and the pilot. The eight were traveling to a practice session at Bryant’s Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks.
There was light rain and foggy weather that morning, the LAPD helicopters and most other air traffic were grounded. According to the flight tracker, the helicopter experienced issues above the L.A. Zoo and circled the area six times at an altitude of around 850 feet(260m).
At around 9:30 a.m., the pilot who was named Ara Zobayan contacted the Burbank Airport’s control tower. He notified the tower of the situation and was told he was “flying too low” to be tracked by radar. During that time, the helicopter experienced extreme fog and turned south towards the mountains. The helicopter climbed rapidly at 9:40 a.m. It moved from 1,200 to 2,000 feet (370 to 610 m) flying at 161 knots (298 km/h; 185 mph).
The helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and caught on fire at 9:45 a.m. Kobe Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and the pilot Ara Zobayan were killed instantly.
Her father was a lifelong fan of his hometown NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Kobe Bryant was also a fan of soccer teams Barcelona, AC Milan, and Manchester City.