NBA legend Kobe Bryant would have turned 43 on Monday. Unfortunately, Kobe was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020. Ever since that moment, the NBA community hasn't been the same. Bryant is and will be deeply missed after leaving this world just when he started to live.
On his 43rd birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers icon was celebrated by fans that sent plenty of heartfelt messages to the Black Mamba. His wife, Vanessa, shared a nine-word IG post to remember the love of her life.
His bond with Kobe goes beyond this life, and she made it clear with the post. Vanessa always shows incredible pics of her and Kobe, delighting fans with her messages.
“Happy birthday, Papi. I love you forever. Eternal love.”
After this tragic news, the NBA world has shown big support to Vanessa. Kobe left a huge mark on the game and everybody who watched him become one of the best players of all time. The Black Mamba did so much on the NBA court, and nobody can change that.
Sadly, he had to leave this world with so much left to live. You'll never be forgotten, Kobe. Thank you for all the memories. Happy birthday from here to heaven. Mamba forever!