“I think she wants a boy more than I do,” the Lakers alum, 40, told Extra on Thursday, March 21. “I love having girls — I’m super, super excited about that. She is as well. She wanted a boy so he can be mama’s boy forever — that sort of thing. We’ll see if I can deliver, I don’t know.”
The Wizenard Series: Training Camp creator added: “She’s like, ‘You go see if you can hit a clutch shot. You gave me all girls, let’s see if you can bring a boy!’ Nope, not yet. We’ll see.”
The athlete and his wife, 36, who already share Natalia, 16, Gianna, 12, and Bianka, 2, revealed in January 2019 that they are expecting again.
“Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka,” Kobe wrote on Instagram at the time, along with a gold graphic reading, “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.”
The Philadelphia native, who retired from NBA in 2016, has previously talked about adding a boy to his brood.
“The best thing that happens is we’ll go out, and fans will come up to me and [Natalia will] be standing next to me,” Kobe said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in January 2018. “And they’ll be like, ‘Hey, you gotta have a boy. You and Vanessa gotta have a boy to carry on the tradition, the legacy.’ And she is like, ‘Oy, I got this. You don’t need a boy for that, I got this.’ I’m like, ’That’s right, you got this.’”
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