Kobe Bean Bryant would have been 42 today. We all know that the NBA world changed back in January when the legendary Laker, his daughter Gianna and seven other people passed away after their helicopter crashed near Calabasas, California.
Many former and current NBA players remembered him on social media:
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Wish we still had these moments to share as brothers. Miss you and think of you everyday. No matter how busy life got we always took a moment on our birthdays to call, email, text. Sending this note all the way to Heaven! Happy Birthday my guy! You’re still pushing us all forward and inspiring us to “Be Better”!!! Respect to @nike @kendricklamar ✊🏽 #bebetter