41-year-old NBA legend Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday after his private helicopter went down in Los Angeles.

Ever since his passing, his family has gone into hiding - so that they could process their loss.

Well, now his father, Joe Bryant - was spotted out for the first time since Kobe's passing. Joe - who had a deeply close relationship with his son -  is a former professional basketball player, and current basketball coach.

Here are the images:

FIRST IMAGE OF KOBE'S DAD

SECOND IMAGE OF KOBE'S DAD

THIRD IMAGE OF KOBE'S DAD

The UK's Daily Mail sent a paparazzi out to this house, and they managed to get the first shots of Kobe's dad. According to the paper, the 65-year-old retired NBA star, affectionately known as Jellybean, stepped out of the home he shares with Kobe's mother, Pamela, in Las Vegas - after a giant bouquet of yellow flowers were delivered on Monday afternoon.

Jellybean Bryant is married to Pam Cox, sister of former NBA player Chubby Cox. They had one son, Kobe. They also have two daughters, Sharia and Shaya. Through his wife Pam, Bryant is the uncle of professional basketball player John Cox IV.

Kobe's relationship with his mother, unfortunately, was not as strong as the one he had with his dad. Kobe's wife Vanessa and mom Pam didn't get along - and that put a strain on the father-son relationship.