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Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

Girl Dads Part 2

What Is A Girl Dad? 

The term “girl dad” began trending on social media in honor of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, who tragically passed away with his daughter, Gianna, and a few of her teammates on January 26, 2020.

Kobe Bryant was the proud dad to 4 girls: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri.

 

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What Is A Girl Dad? 

ESPN’s Elle Duncan shared her memory of meeting Kobe Bryant in a broadcast on SportsCenter. Duncan also shared the story on Instagram saying, “I asked if he had advice on raising girls – he said, ‘Just be grateful you’ve been given that gift, girls are amazing.” She shared more of Kobe’s words, “I would have 5 more girls if I could… I’m a girl dad. I love the challenge of raising women.”

 

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Steph, Riley & Ryan Curry

The twice named NBA MVP and 3-time champion with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, is a father to two daughters. In 2019, Steph Curry shared a heartwarming video that went viral on his YouTube channel of him and his daughters singing together in their car.

 

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David & Harper Beckham

Former English soccer star David Beckham has 4 children with his wife, Victoria Beckham. His youngest child is his beloved daughter, Harper.

 

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Bill, Meagan, Lauren & Lindsay Cowher 

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Bill Cowher, has three daughters who all played college basketball. Meagan and Lauren both played for Princeton University and Lindsay played for Wofford College.

 

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Alex, Natasha & Ella Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, better known as “A-Rod”, is often considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, playing 22 seasons in the MLB and ending his last 12 seasons with the NY Yankees. He is a proud father to his two daughters Natasha and Ella. A-Rod is also a supportive step-father to Jennifer Lopez’s daughter Emme.

 

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Devon, Leah & Arya Still

Former NFL player Devon Still has two daughters. His oldest daughter Leah battled with and beat a rare childhood cancer. He was inspired by his daughter’s fight and founded the “Still Strong Foundation,” which helps out families whose children are battling cancer.

 

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Jimmie, Genevieve & Lydia Johnson 

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is a father to 2 daughters, Genevieve and Lydia Johnson. Johnson shared a photo of his daughters on Instagram and used the hashtags #GirlsRule and #ProudDad.

 

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Cristiano, Eva & Alana Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is often regarded as one of the best soccer players in the world, playing for Real Madrid and now for Juventus Football Club. He is a father to 2 sons and 2 daughters, Eva and Alana.

 

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Aaron & Bella Boone

Former MLB player and current manager for the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone, is a father to his daughter Bella and 3 sons. In 2014, the Boone family grew larger when they adopted their sons, Jeanel and Sergot, from Haiti.

 

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Russell, Jordyn & Skye Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is a NBA Most Valuable Player, a nine-time NBA All-Star, and a father to twin daughters, Jordyn and Skye.

 

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