Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna has her dad's trademark confidence.
During an interview with SNY Saturday afternoon at UConn's victory over Houston, the question was posed to Kobe if her 12-year-old daughter, whom he has been teaching basketball to, if she could beat him one-on-one.
He turned to his daughter to ask the same question.
"Yeah," she said smiling. Bryant told Reggie Miller in a video captured in October that Gianna is "hellbent" on going to UConn.
Bryant has enjoyed the time he's spent mentoring her daughter in the game which made him a household name.
"It's pretty cool," Bryant told Justine Ward. "She started off playing soccer which I love, but she came to me about a year-and-a-half ago and said, 'Can you teach me the game?' I said sure, and we started working a little bit and the next thing you know it became a true passion of hers. So it's wonderful."
The 40-year-old Bryant says he doesn't miss playing anymore after ending his illustrious 20-year NBA career following the 2015-16 season as he other projects going on.
"You know it's funny, I don't, which is weird," Bryant said. "If you would've asked me that years ago I would've said it's impossible to have that feeling. But I don't. I watch the game through my daughter's eyes, see her play every single day and I'm busy building a studio, so I'm happy.