Video: Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Natalia Throws Out Dodgers’ Ceremonial 1st Pitch


Natalia Bryant speaks during a ceremony honoring her late father, professional NBA player Kobe Bryant, by permanently placing his hand and footprints in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Natalia Bryant, who is the earliest child of late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, threw away the ritualistic very first pitch prior to Friday night’s video game in between the host L.A. Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves.

Good News Radio co-owner Mykell Mathieu supplied video.

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The 20- year-old USC trainee’s very first pitch happened throughout the Dodgers’ yearly “Lakers Night” in which the group admired the 17- time NBA champs.

Natalia’s mom, Vanessa, and sis Bianka and Capri were likewise honored and cheered by the Dodger Stadium fans prior to the video game:

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In addition, the Dodgers revealed a $100,000 contribution to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, per Nitecast Media creator Nick Hamilton.

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The Dodgers honor the Lakers every year, however the group positioned the spotlight on the five-time NBA champ in specific Friday, especially distributing a Lakers Night jersey with Bryant’s old No. 8 on the front and his surname and No. 24 on the back to any fans who acquired an unique occasion ticket plan.

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Numerous Dodger gamers, consisting of Mookie Betts and Jason Heyward, likewise honored Bryant prior to the video game.

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Natalia spoke about her daddy in March, when he was honored in a handprint event at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

” Being his child is among the best happiness of my life, and I wish to continue to embody and value the lots of lessons he has actually taught me,” Natalia stated in part about her daddy, who she likewise called the “MVP of woman daddies.”

Bryant, his second-oldest child Gianna Maria-Onore and 7 others unfortunately passed away in a January 2020 helicopter mishap en path to an AAU basketball video game.

Natalia’s very first pitch follows her dad’s from June 27, 2000, simply 8 days after he assisted lead the Lakers to an NBA champion over the Indiana Pacers.

This was likewise a huge night on the diamond also with the Atlanta-Los Angeles match a prospective National League Championship Series sneak peek. Atlanta got in the video game with an MLB-best 88-45 record, while the Dodgers sit 2nd in the NL with an 83-50 mark.

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