Kobe Bryant's death hit hard for many in the basketball community. But nobody is feeling the effects of his passing greater than his family. We've heard the words of his wife, Vanessa, and the obviously distraught faces of his parents.
Kobe also had two sisters, Sharia and Shaya, who unfortunately lost their brother in the accident.
While they have remained largely out of the public sphere, Sharia recently made the headlines after getting a tattoo honoring Kobe and her late niece, Gianna. It features both of their numbers (2 and 24) surrounded by a Mamba seemingly making the infinity signal.
It has been over a month since the passing of Kobe, Gianna, and the other seven victims who lost their lives in January's fatal helicopter crash.
As the world comes to grips with the tragedy, many are finding their own ways to mourn and honor the legacy left behind by the Mamba and his daughter. Memorials, jersey retirements, and video tributes have surfaced and there will likely be many more in the weeks and months to come.
But for Sharia, Shaya, and the rest of the Bryant family, coping with the loss is more than just about making videos or giving speeches. It will take time, more than anything, and even then, this is one wound that may never heal.