It has been 210 days since Kobe Bryant, daughter Gigi and seven others passed away from a sudden helicopter crash. It is a day that so many will remember for years to come.
On this day, Bryant should have turned 42 years old.
[Listen to the Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon and special guest Tristan Thompson].
Bryant's ‘Mamba Mentality' made a great impact not just in the NBA but in sports worldwide, for all ages and regardless of gender. He was a huge supporter of women's basketball and took great interest in former Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu.
Her post today was certainly heartwarming.
Players of the Portland Trail Blazers also took note of today and relayed a message to the late and great Bryant on his birthday:
RIP Kobe ❤️your impact on this world will forever remain.— Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) August 23, 2020
Mamba Mentality— Mario Hezonja (@mariohezonja) August 23, 2020
"It's a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday" - Kobe Bryant
Happy birthday 🐐, miss you so much, we all do. ❤️ #8 #24
Mamba Forever@nikebasketball@nike#MambaMentality pic.twitter.com/lpDHlhiODg
With tears in my eyes today... I just wish so badly that you were here celebrating your bday with your girls and family. I miss you and Gigi so much brother. I will always be thankful for how much you have impacted my life in so many different ways. #Hermano #Familia #42 🎂 pic.twitter.com/hHYYfUwmcj— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2020
It also just so happens to be Jusuf Nurkic's birthday today as well.
Happy birthday, Kobe!
Trail Blazers show their love for Kobe Bryant on Mambas birthday originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest