R.I.P. Kobe Bryant: NBA legend and daughter Gianna's relationship in photos

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The world is in shock as news of Kobe Bryant’s death spread Sunday morning.

The NBA legend and five-time champion was killed in a helicopter crash along with four other passengers, including his daughter Gianna, 13.

Gianna was a familiar face courtside and at press conference during her father’s long and esteemed career in the league.

Kobe Bryant was 41.

Kobe Bryant kisses daughter Gianna in a press conference after the Lakers' win over the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 15, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant kisses daughter Gianna in a press conference after the Lakers' win over the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 15, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant kisses his daughter, Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant kisses his daughter, Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant speaks during the post game news conference with daughters Natalia and Gianna Bryant after winning Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant speaks during the post game news conference with daughters Natalia and Gianna Bryant after winning Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Gianna Bryant handles the ball during warm ups before the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Gianna Bryant handles the ball during warm ups before the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Vanessa Laine Bryant and daughters Gianna Bryant and Natalia Bryant watch Kobe Bryant during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center November 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Vanessa Laine Bryant and daughters Gianna Bryant and Natalia Bryant watch Kobe Bryant during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center November 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant with wife Vanessa Laine Bryant, Gianna Bryant and Natalia Bryant attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant with wife Vanessa Laine Bryant, Gianna Bryant and Natalia Bryant attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Dave Mangels/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, Gianna Briant, and Natalia Bryant attend Tribeca Talks during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, Gianna Briant, and Natalia Bryant attend Tribeca Talks during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks on December 21, 2019 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks on December 21, 2019 at Barclays Center in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

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