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Kobe Bryant died 19 months ago, but it's a loss that many people won't be able to get over for a long time, if ever. That's even truer for athletes. Some looked to him for inspiration, others considered him a role model, and a special set even got to call him a friend.
August 23 would have been Kobe's 43rd birthday. Athletes of all stripes took a moment to remember him on Monday, paying tribute to his spirit and his memory.
Miss you Kobe.
Happy Birthday Mamba. 💜💛🐍
#8 #24 pic.twitter.com/8oqbRdZ8E7
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 23, 2021
Mamba Forever. Happy Birthday Big Bro💜💛 https://t.co/SH8s7E7C0N
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 23, 2021
Happy birthday to the 🐐 @kobebryant miss you killa 🙏🏾💜💛
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 23, 2021
Happy birthday, Kobe. Miss you brother 🐍💛💜 #MambaForever
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) August 23, 2021
Happy Birthday My Brother 🖤 pic.twitter.com/vPh9cFxE7F
— Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) August 23, 2021
Happy birthday Kobe. We love and miss you everyday 🙏🏾.
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 23, 2021
— Mark Sanchez (@Mark_Sanchez) August 23, 2021
Kobe Bryant would have turned 43 today.
Thinking of his family and friends, and hoping that happy memories prevail on what will be an emotional day for them. pic.twitter.com/zUSgs61QV1
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 23, 2021
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