Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died tragically on January 26, 2020.
It has been two years since that awful day and the NBA world spent Wednesday remembering and honoring Bryant on social media.
Two years ago today, the world lost Kobe and Gianna Bryant 🙏 pic.twitter.com/7Fd12A7RQS
— ESPN (@espn) January 26, 2022
It remains hard to believe that Bryant is no longer around.
He was a larger than life figure who is one of the best superstars in NBA history.
That is why so many people tweeted out memories and thoughts about the late star and his daughter.
It's hard to fathom it's been 2 years since Kobe Bryant passed away unexpectedly.
— Duke (@authenticduke) January 26, 2022
NBA World Remembers Kobe Bryant
Bryant was only 41 years old and seemed to be having a great time in retirement.
He was someone who stayed in touch with the ever-changing NBA and who young players could talk to for advice.
The star never seemed to be too famous to help out just about anyone.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear” –@kobebryant
In memory of the man that helped me fall in love with the game of basketball at 8 years old. Thank you for being you unapologetically, and in doing so, inspiring so many including myself to do the same 🐐
— Alex Gager (@AlexGager6) January 26, 2022
KOBE BRYANT FOREVER
— Thatboyzaay (@ArmsteadIsiah) January 26, 2022
— 🌻 (@TakeU2TocoLoco) January 26, 2022
Bryant was the face of the Los Angeles Lakers for two decades and it is hard to imagine any future member of the team even getting close to his legacy with the franchise.
He won five titles, went to 18 All-Star Games, and was the league MVP in 2008,
And he did it all in a Lakers uniform.
In Loving Memory of Kobe Bryant: D’Angelo Russell
As a former teammate of Kobe Bryant with the Lakers, @Dloading reflects on the leadership of Kobe Bryant and learning from his professionalism on and off the court. #MambaForever. pic.twitter.com/8NvNOzeAmq
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) January 26, 2022
— TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) January 26, 2022
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant
— Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) January 26, 2022
This tragedy is one that will be remembered every January 26 for years to come.
While incredibly sad, it is nice for NBA fans to come together to remember one of the game’s greatest players.
Everyone can share why Bryant was special to them and how he inspired them in some way.
I can’t speak for everyone but I never mourn the loss of a public figure bc I knew them, but bc they helped me discover a part of myself I didn’t even know was in me. Kobe Bryant was a significant inspiration that no matter the circumstance we NEVER STOP, always keep going 🙏🏻
— Monica (@monicagomie) January 26, 2022
Bryant deserves all the tributes he is getting and he will forever be a legend not just for his achievements on the court, but for what he meant to so many off the court as well.