Natalia Bryant, the 17-year-old daughter of late basketball player Kobe Bryant, posted a heartfelt message on Instagram in the memory of her father on August 23, Sunday. She posted on what would have been the late basketball star’s 42nd Birthday.
It’s really very hard for a daughter to accept the fact that her father is now more. Still, the message she wrote about her late father shows her level of maturity.
Natalia Bryant’s Birthday wish to Kobe Bryant
“Happy Birthday, Dad, I miss your laugh, smile, and big bear hugs. Happy Birthday to the best movie partner I could have ever asked for. I’ll always remember our late night drives to the movie theatre with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs. I love you forever and always. Always, Slim.”
The post included a picture of her father, Kobe Bryant, holding Natalia. She was his eldest daughter. In the picture, Natalia sports a face painting of Elmo on her cheek, as father and daughter look very adorable at each other with wide smiles.
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Happy Bithday Dad❤️ I miss your smile, laugh and big bear hugs. Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs. I love you forever and always. Always, Slim
Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the NBA Legend, shared an emotional tribute to Kobe, her late husband and their daughter, Gianna Bryant, in a Private Instagram post on August 23, Sunday.
“To my baby, Happy Birthday, I love you and I miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish Gigi and you were here to celebrate YOU! Wish I could make you your favorite food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your kisses, your big hugs, your loud laugh.”
Kobe Bryant and Gianna were killed along with seven others on January 26. They were killed in a helicopter crash. Kobe was the son of the former basketball player, Joe Bryant, and is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships and was an eighteen-time All-Star, Most Valuable Player 2008, and a two-time NBA MVP.
He was recognized as the top high-school BB player in the United States. Bryant earned a reputation as a high-flyer and became the favorite of the fans after winning the Slam Dunk Contest in 1997.
It takes a lot of strength in living life normally after losing two family members at such a young age. Natalia and her mother are coping with it the best way possible and we wish them all the strength!