Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other individuals lost their lives in an unfortunate plane crash last year. Kobe’s widow Vanessa Bryant recently paid tribute to Gianna and Kobe in a social media post at the one year anniversary of their crash. The post included a heartbreaking note which was written to her by one of her late daughter Gianna‘s friends.
“Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey. I love you Aubz (as my Gigi would call you). Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some of your memories of my Gigi with me and allowing me to share them here on my ig. My Gigi is INCREDIBLE and I truly appreciate your thoughtful letter. She loves you so much. I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much, too. I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings. It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you! #PlayGigisWay #Mambacita #Mamba #DaddysGirl #GirlDad,” Vanessa captioned the note.
See Vanessa’s post here:
The unfortunate plane crash took place when the two were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice which is located nearby Thousand Oaks. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will always be missed.