The sudden demise of LA Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant sent shockwaves across the world. The basketball players passed away in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020. Alongside Kobe, his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant also bid adieu to the world and left for heavenly abode.
Bryant’s moving tribute read, “To my baby—Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh.” She further added, “I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything thrown my way.”
Later Vanessa thanked Kobe for making her strong and growing with her. She also thanked him for teaching her how to see the best in people.
Vanessa also added, “Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big welcoming hugs daily.”
She also confessed how much she misses Kobe and Gianna and how empty that makes her feel. Vanessa further revealed that she is broke inside. She added that she puts on a happy face for her daughters.
Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and three daughters Bianka, Capri, and Natalia.