Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, revealed what he talked about with the late Kobe Bryant in the only face-to-face meeting with the illustrious former basketball player. In the video he released on social media, Ohanian pointed out that he was impressed by Kobe’s love for his four daughters and by Bryant’s drive toward investments.
“As a fellow girl dad, one of the things that always impressed me about Kobe was his unapologetic love for his daughters and how much he championed them and supported them and just how proud he was. You know, we only met once and we spoke briefly about his ambitions in investing and he was just getting started and it struck me how he was bringing with him all of his passion, all of his hunger, all of his drive to this new career.
The same thing that made him great on the court he was bringing to every single thing he was doing off the court and… he will be missed,” Ohanian says in the video.
Serena Williams’ tribute to Kobe Bryant
Alexis was not the only one in the Ohanian family who brought homage to Kobe Bryant on the day he was supposed to celebrate his 42nd birthday if it weren’t for the Calabasas helicopter crash at the beginning of this year.
Serena Williams commemorated the day by sharing a short film made by Nike in honor of the famous NBA player. Serena Williams appears in the short film on a hard court along with her daughter Olympia. “Kobe taught us to be better.
A better scorer, better mentor, better father, better champion. Today, on his birthday, we continue his endless pursuit of better,” Nike wrote in the description of the video posted on Instagram.
Serena Williams’ reaction to Kobe Bryant’s death
When Bryant suffered the tragic death, tennis champion Serena Williams did all she could: she sent her prayers to Kobe, his dead daughter Gianna and his grieving family, as well as to the other victims of the helicopter crash that took place near Calabasas, California.
“I will continue to pray for the Bryant family, the Chester family, the Altobelli family, the Mauser family, and the Zobayan family and friends during this difficult time. Your legend will… See the rest of Serena’s reaction in this article.