Vanessa Bryant took a second this weekend to have a good time her late daughter Gianna’s sixteenth birthday.
“From the primary time you imagined profitable a WNBA championship, I knew one factor was actual: You have been particular,” Vanessa said in the clip. “You got here from greatness, nevertheless it was by no means about what you inherited. It was about what you gave to others.”
“When somebody stands up for gender equality, I see you combating alongside them,” she continued. “And each time somebody performs her hardest, I do know that’s you on the courtroom.”
The mom of 4 continued to pay tribute all through the day on Sunday, posting throwback photographs of Gianna in addition to memorial billboards and artwork installations which were erected within the two years since her demise.
“Comfortable birthday Mambacita,” she captioned one. “We love you Gigi!”
Vanessa wasn’t the one Bryant member of the family to acknowledge Gianna’s birthday. Additionally paying tribute was daughter Natalia, 19, who shared a throwback photo of her kissing her youthful sister on the cheek.
“I like you to the moon and again,” Natalia wrote.
Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been among the many nine passengers killed in a January 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, about 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
On Sunday, Nike additionally honored Gianna by unveiling a special pair of “Mambacita Candy 16” sneakers that characteristic a black snakeskin sample. That very same day, the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Dream Court docket ― a basketball courtroom for households that includes an enormous, butterfly-shaped sculpture depicting the pair courtside ― opened in Anaheim, California’s Pearson Park.