Congratulations, Mamba.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their third baby girl into the world this week in Orange County, according to TMZ.

Kobe, 38, retired eight months ago; he and Vanessa announced in July they were expecting their third child.

There is a serious age gap between the sisters. Bryant’s oldest daughter, Natalia Diamante, was born in 2003, when Bryant was only a seven-year NBA veteran and still wore No. 8.

In his documentary Muse, Kobe noted that Vanessa had a miscarriage during his 2004 rape trial. Certainly, going through that incredibly challenging time as a couple must have made each following birth even sweeter. The Bryants’ second-oldest, Gianna Maria Onore, was born in 2006.

Kobe has stayed busy in retirement, working on his companies Kobe Inc (a sports brand promotions company), Bryant-Stibel (a venture capital firm), and Kobe Studios (a creative media house).

You have to think Kobe is the best dad, right? Of course, he’s probably a bit rough around the edges and a little too intense. But imagine him making even the most mundane dad advice moments epic.

Imagine telling him about your day and him responding by asking, “But are you a different animal and the same beast?”

Exactly. Best dad ever.