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-Okay, come on, there's got to be pressure

on Kobe Bryant's daughter playing basketball.

-There was a game we had where she gets a steal,

and she goes to the free throw line

with a chance to win the game.

And I'm looking at her, and I was gonna call a time-out,

just so I can give her some advice and calm her nerves.

-Because you're the coach. -Right.

So I'm the coach.

-Yeah. -I said, "You know what,

let me just see how she does in the situation,"

and she goes to the free throw line,

and everybody behind holds up the camera phones,

waiting to see, and she looks up,

and she looks at it,

and she closes her eyes and she takes a couple deep breaths,

and she just completely calms down,

and she goes to the free throw line, drains them.

Wins the game.

And I was like, "All right, man!"

I try to give them a foundation of the amount of work

and preparation that it takes to be excellent,

in whatever it is that you choose to do.

-Mm-hmm. -Right?

So if we're here playing basketball,

we're gonna focus on the details.

We're gonna learn the basics,

we're gonna learn the fundamentals.

We're gonna do those things over and over.

And, hopefully, it's something that they can apply

to other areas in their life.

-Do you think your daughter might want to play in the WNBA?

-She does, for sure.

-She does? -I don't --

I mean, this kid, man...

The best thing that happens is, when we go out

and fans will come up to me, and she'll be standing

next to me, and they'll be like, "Hey, you got to have a boy.

You and V got to have a boy, man.

You got to have somebody carry on the tradition, the legacy,"

and she's like, "Oy!

I got this. You don't need no boy for that.

I got this."

-It is a family affair here at the Aces season opener.

I'm joined by the Bryants, Kobe and Gigi.

What would it be like to one day be a WNBA player?

-I think it would mean everything.

It would mean everything.

-Four daughters now. -Yeah.

-I think it's good that you have daughters.

I feel like if you had a son in sports,

it might be too much for that kid.

-Yeah. -I do.

-Yeah.

Yeah, maybe, but, you know, like, I love having girls.

-Yeah! It suits you.

-Yeah, they're awesome, man.

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