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Kobe Bryant on raising daughters: ‘It takes a king to make a princess’

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Kobe Bryant is dishing on life with his girls.

The retired Lakers star recently sat down with “Extra” and opened up about being outnumbered by women, admitting, “Guys keep teasing me.”

“My friends say, ‘It takes a real man to make a boy,’ ” the athlete said. “I’m like, ‘Dude, it takes a king to make a princess … get in line,’ ” he explained, referring to his leading ladies.

As previously reported, Bryant, 38, and his wife Vanessa recently welcomed their third daughter, Bianka Bella, nearly seven months ago. They’re also the proud parents to daughters Gianna, 11, and Natalia, 14. “It’s pretty cool for me ’cause it’s Daddy’s little princesses,” he added.

In December, the baller gave fans their first glimpse of his newborn daughter via Instagram.

Now, in full-time daddy mode, Bryant is busy helping Gianna fine-tune her basketball skills, and says the pre-teen is “pretty fierce.”

“She came to me last summer and asked if I would teach her the game a little bit, so she just started playing,” he told the entertainment site.

Natalia, on the other hand, is into volleyball and films the proud dad revealed, saying, “Her and I can sit down for hours and just watch film after film after film after film … Natalia’s a great volleyball player and Gianna’s great at basketball, great at soccer.”

As for adjusting to having an infant under the roof again, Bryant admitted that “some nights are hit and miss” when it comes to getting Bianka to sleep. “Some nights, she’ll give you a good six hours. Other nights, she’ll give you three and wake up, feed, and go back to sleep.”

Regardless, he said that his wife has been a “trooper” while navigating their new life amid welcoming their tiny new addition.

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