MANILA – Bianca Gonzalez brought her baby daughter Lucia to the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday to see NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.
Bryant, regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, was here in the Philippines for his "Mamba Mentality Tour."
It was his first visit to Manila since retiring from the NBA after 20 colorful years with the Lakers.
Sharing a picture of her daughter wearing earmuffs on Instagram, Gonzalez said she will tell Lucia when she grows up that she already saw Bryant.
Although she is a supporter of the Golden State Warriors, Gonzalez is a self-confessed Bryant fan.
When she hosted Bryant’s event in Manila in 2011, she could not get over the fact that the NBA superstar gave her a hug and a kiss.
“I'm still in shock!!!! Kobe gave me a big hug and made me beso!!!! I'm like a giddy high school girl!!!! i love nike!!!! :),” she said on Twitter at the time.
When Bryant retired from the NBA, Gonzalez proudly reposted their photo on Instagram.
Gonzalez is married to professional basketball player JC Intal.