Gianna Bryant’s birthday – May 1, 2022

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, born on May 1, 2006, was a middle school basketball player from Newport Beach, California, who attended Harbor Day School. She was born in Los Angeles, California, to Kobe Bryant Vanessa Laine Bryant, and she had three sisters, Natalia — an older sister — and two younger sisters, Bianka and Capri. Let us all light candles to honor her birthday.

History of Gianna Bryant

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was born on May 1, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, and was Vanessa and Kobe Bryant’s second child. Her father was African-American, and her mother is Mexican. Her mother Vanessa was a model, and her father Kobe Bryant was a famous basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and won five N.B.A. titles. Bryant acquired an interest in basketball at a young age after witnessing her renowned father play, and her father supported her desire by taking her to his games, where she would often shoot around with the team during warm-ups.

Bryant attended Harbor Day Institution in Newport Beach, California, a private school. She began playing competitive basketball at her school and quickly became a member of the basketball league. Bryant became a famous player for her middle school basketball team and one of the M.V.P.s. She began playing basketball in 2011 at the Mamba Sports Academy, where her father mentored her. She started her career with the Mamba Ballers and remained with the team until 2020.

Reggie Miller tried to persuade her father to send her to the University of California, Los Angeles, when she was 12 years old. Kobe stated in an interview that she dreamt of playing basketball at the University of Connecticut. However, due to unfortunate events, fate had other plans. On January 26, 2020, near Calabasas, California, she passed away at 13 in a helicopter crash with her father. Bryant was a bright young basketball player at Harbor Day School, and she was one of the most valuable players on the team.

Gianna Bryant timeline

Daddy’s Girl

Her basketball career starts at the Mamba Sports Academy with aid from her father.

Crushed Dreams

The 13-year-old loses her life alongside her father in a helicopter crash in California on January 26.

Her Memorial Tribute

Kobe and Gianna Bryant receive a tribute memorial at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on February 22.

Honorary Pick

Bryant is awarded the Women’s NBA draft with Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli on April 17.

Advocacy Award

Kobe Bryant, as the coach, and Gigi Bryant receive an Advocacy Award from the N.B.A.

Gianna Bryant FAQs

Who was Gianna Bryant’s best friend?

On the night before her first anniversary, Vanessa Bryant shared a letter from her late daughter’s best friend, Aubrey.

When was Gianna Bryant’s last game?

Kobe and Gigi Bryant watched their final Lakers game together on December 29, 2019.

What grade would Gigi Bryant be in in 2022?

She would have completed the eighth grade.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She spoke three languages

    In addition to English, Bryant also spoke Mandarin and understood Spanish.

  2. Bryant said she could beat her father

    She said this at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

  3. A natural leader

    She arrived at games with a smile and inspired her team to achieve more.

  4. Trae Young was her favorite player

    She attended two N.B.A. games with Young, and he was her favorite player.

  5. Her father was her coach

    Her father spent time coaching her and her school squad after retiring in 2016.

Why We Love Gianna Bryant

  1. A great daughter and sister

    At Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial, Vanessa Bryant told attendees that she could always trust her daughter to do the right thing. She enjoyed assisting her sisters, carrying their baby bags, and playing with them.

  2. She made her father proud

    She enjoyed assisting and instructing others. She offered the boy’s basketball coaches at school help and gave other basketball players advice. She was a lot like her father, and they both enjoyed assisting others in learning new skills and mastering them.

  3. She was passionate about basketball

    Bryant went from courtside to courtside at such a young age, working extremely hard and swiftly rising to be one of the most promising young ladies in basketball. Bryant always focused on improving and working hard so that she could be the best.

Gianna Bryant’s birthday dates

2022April 28Thursday
2023April 28Friday
2024April 28Sunday
2025April 28Monday
2026April 28Tuesday
Be Kind To Animals Week
Drinking Water Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Correctional Officer's Week
National Pet Week
National Physical Education and Sport Week
National Small Business Week
National Tourism Week
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
Public Service Recognition Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
Couple Appreciation Day
Executive Coaching Day
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
International Dawn Chorus Day
International Doodle Dog Day
Marshall Islands Constitution Day
May Day
Mayday for Mutts
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Infertility Survival Day
National Lemonade Day
National Loyalty Day
National Mother Goose Day
National Purebred Dog Day
New Home Owners Day
Puppy Mill Action Week
Save The Rhino Day
School Principals' Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
World Laughter Day
Worthy Wage Day
ALS Awareness Month
American Wetlands Month
Arthritis Awareness Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
Brain Cancer Awareness Month
Building Safety Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Correct Posture Month
Creative Beginnings Month
Date Your Mate Month
EDS Awareness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Food Allergy Action Month
Fungal Infection Awareness Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Healthy Vision Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Homeschool Awareness Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Indian Heritage Month
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Internal Audit Awareness Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Labor History Month
Latino Books Month
Local and Community History Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Maternal Mental Health Month
MCS Awareness Month
Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Military Appreciation Month
National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
National Asparagus Month
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
National Barbecue Month
National Bicycle Safety Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Egg Month
National Foster Care Month
National Hamburger Month
National Heritage Month
National Inventors Month
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Moving Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Pet Month
National Physiotherapy Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Teen Self-Esteem Month
National Vinegar Month
National Walking Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Neurofibromatosis Month
Responsible Animal Guardian Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
South Asian Heritage Month
Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
Syringomyelia Awareness Month
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
Women's Health Care Month
Charli D'Amelio’s birthday
Gianna Bryant’s birthday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.