Who is Natalia Diamante Bryant?
Natalia Diamante Bryant is an American volleyball player and the first child of former NBA player Kobe Bryant. Natalia attended Sage Hill High School in Los Angeles, California.
How Old is Natalia Diamante Bryant?
Natalia is 17 years old as of 2019. She was born on January 19, 2003, in Los Angeles, California.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Volleyball
Natalia has grown up with a passion for the game and she preferred volleyball despite her father’s basketball fame. Diamante also plays club volleyball for Mamba Ballers.
Diamante has played volleyball for Sage Hill at the middle hitter position starting in her freshman season.
Natalia’s highlight videos immediately helped her gain popularity on the internet and also appeared in The Washington Post. She then saw significant improvement as a sophomore. Diamante helped her team with a second straight title.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Family
Natalia was born to retired Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and model Vanessa Bryant. She was born as the eldest of four children who are all daughters. Her mother bears a Mexican and Irish, English, German descent while her father is African-American.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Father
Natalia’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.
Natalia Diamante Bryant’s Father’s Death
Natalia’s father died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, California, at the age of 41. She also lost her 13-year old sister Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.
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.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Siblings
Diamante has three younger sisters: Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant born on May 1, 2006, Bianka Bella Bryant born on December 5, 2016, and Capri Kobe Bryant born on June 20, 2019.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Boyfriend
Natalia’s dating life is not yet known to the public. Though her parents are celebrity power couples, Natalia’s personal life remains very private.
Natalia Diamante Bryant Height
Natalia currently stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m).