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US Albuquerque twins named after basketball legend Kobe Bryant

09:05  28 january  2020
09:05  28 january  2020 Source:   koat.com

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a group of people sitting and looking at the camera: Kobe and Bryant Martinez© koat Kobe and Bryant Martinez

People all over the world are mourning the death of Kobe Bryant, including an Albuquerque couple who say they are reminded of him every time they look at their kids.

Amalia Martinez has been a Lakers fan since she was little.

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"Being a young Lakers fan, I remember watching games with my dad. I played basketball in middle school and high school and you know, you find your hero," Martinez said.

Her hero is Kobe Bryant. When she met her wife Kristina, she quickly convinced her to become a Lakers fan too.

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"You throw a piece of trash in the trash can, you make it and what do you say, Kobe," Martinez said.

They met in 2012, married in 2016 and had twins through in vitro fertilization in 2018, a boy and a girl.

"I wanted them to feel greatness," Martinez said.

She said that started with their names.

"We did the right thing," said Martinez. "Honestly, that is who they are. I can't imagine calling them by any other name," said Kristina Martinez.

The 2-year-olds are named Kobe and Bryant.

"I say they are Mamba because they were named after a great man," Martinez said.

Sunday's news of Bryant's death hit the family hard. Millions of people realized at that moment they'd lost their hero.

"It was tough. You grow up thinking somebody is invincible to find out they're not," Martinez said. "We took a blow, but we have reminders every day and now we teach them to be great."

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That's what the Mamba mentality is all about.

"I look forward to the day that they ask me," Martinez said.

Bryant has left his legacy every where, even in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Staples Center removes public's massive Kobe Bryant memorial .
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