Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest Laker of all time. This superstar is loved and looked up to by anyone who picks up a basketball. Kobe Bryant was killed in a tragic helicopter accident in 2020. The accident also took the life of his daughter, Gigi Bryant.
Kobe has achieved a lot during his time in the NBA. He is a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA finals MVP, one-time NBA MVP, and an 18-time NBA All-Star. Bryant also holds the record for most points in a game by a Laker with 81 points. The 23rd of August marks the birthday of this great basketball star. Bryant would have turned 43 years old today. The NBA world did not hold back from honoring the star.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dwayne Wade, and more honor Kobe Bryant on his 43rd Birthday
The clock struck 12 and birthday tributes started pouring out. NBA Twitter was buzzing with nothing but birthday wishes for the late great Kobe. Many NBA stars took to social media to remember one of the greatest Lakers of all time
Recently crowned NBA champion, Giannis Antetokounmpo took to Twitter to wish the Mamba. Giannis was one of the first to complete the Kobe challenge and prove he has the Mamba Mentality locked in.
Happy birthday 🐐🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/CnzSJDEYJo
— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) August 23, 2021
Bryant’s former teammate, Pau Gasol also took to Twitter to tell his brother he missed him. Gasol honored Kobe with a beautiful throwback picture.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2021
Veteran star, Carmelo Anthony has played against and alongside Bryant for many years. Melo took to social media to post a picture of a moment where Kobe and he were hugging after a game.
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) August 23, 2021
Dwayne Wade reposted the heartwarming tribute video posted by NBA on TNT. D-wade wrote a caption that read Mamba Forever Happy Birthday Big Bro.
Mamba Forever. Happy Birthday Big Bro💜💛 https://t.co/SH8s7E7C0N
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 23, 2021
Luka Doncic wished the NBA superstar with a video of the time Kobe and his daughter Gigi went to watch Doncic play. The moment was super adorable and emotional to think of especially now. Jayson Tatum is yet another talented young NBA star that has looked up to the Mamba. Tatum took to Twitter to re-post a wonderful video posted by the official NBA website.
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 23, 2021
Kobe was one of the most inspirational basketball players. Bryant was known for always pushing people and himself to do better. He was looked up for his strength, passion, determination, and love for the game of basketball.