Basketball: Gigi Bryant's high school retires Mambacita's number

Basketball: Gigi Bryant's high school retires Mambacita's number

Basketball: Gigi Bryant's high school retires Mambacita's number

Mommy is still and will ALWAYS be so proud of you mamacita. Infinity plus 1. #2 #Mambacita #GigiBryant " Bryant wrote, using her daughter's nicknames and her basketball uniform number. Wish it would've been until my last breath.

Legit.ng gathers that Gianna's middle school basketball coaches shared some anecdotes that highlighted her commitment to the sport.

During the ceremony, which included emotional speeches from her teachers, fellow students and coaches, it was announced the framed number two jersey with Gianna's name on the back would be displayed on the wall of the school gym to "inspire" others.

Following the death of Gianna Bryant, her school, Harbor Day School, has presented a touching tribute to the star athlete. "Her competitive soul was infectious". The chopper was reportedly heading to a sports academy in Thousands Oaks, California, for Gigi's basketball game.

The 14, and 5 represent the uniform numbers Gianna's teammate - Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester - who were killed in the helicopter crash. Christina Mauser, a girls basketball coach at Harbor Day, also died in the crash. He was known as the "Black Mamba" during his playing days.

Zobayan had tried to climb out of a cloud layer when the aircraft banked sharply and dropped toward the ground with a speed of more than 2,000 feet (610 meters) per minute at impact, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

A public memorial for Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa will be held February 10 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Bryant's Sikorsky S-76 B helicopter went down over Calabasas, Calif., on January 26 amidst heavy fog in the area and then erupted into flames.

He said: "The fact is, Gigi could have played with those boys".

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