On what would have been Kobe Bryant’s 45th birthday, tributes are pouring in… with the late Lakers legend’s wife, Vanessa, penning an emotional post.

“Happy birthday, little one. I will always love you. “#82378,” Vanessa captioned a photo of the duo together on Instagram.

Former teammates Caron Butler and Carlos Boozer expressed their support in the comments, as did Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, who commented, “A timeless and inspiring love story.”

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On Wednesday, Bryant was the subject of numerous social media posts, with many people sharing their greatest memories.

Kobe and Vanessa met on a music video shoot in 1999… then married 19 years later, before the five-time champion died in 2020. They had four children: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri.

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The honors will continue on Thursday, with many seeing it as another chance to honour Kobe, as 8/24 represents both of his jersey numbers.


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