Kanye West leads tributes to Kobe Bryant on anniversary of NBA legend's death

1/27/2022 8:20:00 PM

'After two years, it still doesn't feel real. '

Today marks one year since Kobe and Gianna Bryant were tragically killed in a helicopter crash. The Bryant family, his fans, friends and colleagues are still in mourning for the star athlete, and social media has today been flooded with tributes 💙

'After two years, it still doesn't feel real. '

SharesTributes have been paid to Kobe Bryant and his daughter who died on this day in 2020 (Picture: Getty / Rex/ AP)Celebrities and fans have paid tribute to basketball legendon the second anniversary of his death.The NBA star wastragically killed in a helicopter crash

on 26 January 2020, along with his teenage daughter Gianna.The Bryant family, his fans, friends and colleagues are still in mourning for the star athlete, and social media has today been flooded with tributes.Leading the tributes was Donda rapperKanye West

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Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna memorialized with bronze statuesKobe Bryant and daughter Gianna are depicted in bronze statue at site of the deadly helicopter crash that claimed their lives, and seven others, in Calabasas.

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna memorialized with bronze statuesKobe Bryant and daughter Gianna are depicted in bronze statue at site of the deadly helicopter crash that claimed their lives, and seven others, in Calabasas.

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29 Shares Tributes have been paid to Kobe Bryant and his daughter who died on this day in 2020 (Picture: Getty / Rex/ AP) Celebrities and fans have paid tribute to basketball legend on the second anniversary of his death.Share this article Share Both father and daughter are wearing their respective basketball uniforms: Kobe in his Lakers No.Share this article Share Both father and daughter are wearing their respective basketball uniforms: Kobe in his Lakers No.Julia Fox gives relationship with Kanye West its own nickname The couple has been turning lots of heads recently, and the Internet had a lot to say about the duo’s eye-catching creation.

The NBA star was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020, along with his teenage daughter Gianna. The Bryant family, his fans, friends and colleagues are still in mourning for the star athlete, and social media has today been flooded with tributes. 8 in the first part of his career. Leading the tributes was Donda rapper Kanye West , who shared a black-and-white photograph to Instagram of the pair laughing together and captioned it simply: ‘Miss you family’. Artistry: The sculptor, Dan Medina, inscribed, 'Heroes come and go but legends are forever' RIP: The statue also pays tribute to the other seven victims with their names on a plaque According to he blogger that goes under - Some Like It Haute, the statue is 160-pounds and made out of bronze. Actor Jamie Foxx, who was a close friend of Bryant’s, shared a snap of the sunset and tagged Bryant’s Instagram handle along with a series of praying hand emojis. Medina revealed to Some Like It Haute and ABC 7 in Los Angeles that the sculpture is only a temporary piece, but that he hopes the city will give the greenlight for him to create and erect a larger, more life-sized version that can remain at the site permanently. Bryant’s widow and the mother of 13-year-old Gigi, Vanessa, shared a sweet family photo taken at a Lakers game, with the athlete holding their young daughter and kissing his wife; she captioned it simply ’81’. Talking about their relationship on her podcast Forbidden Fruits , Fox said: “There’s always people that think every single celebrity scandal is a setup.

Kanye West shared a poignant black-and-white edit of the above photo (Picture: Getty Images) Jamie Foxx was thinking of the Bryant family as he watched the sun set (Picture: Jamie Foxx / Instagram) Bryant’s former Lakers team-mates and other basketball stars joined in the tributes, sharing their memories and messages of support for his family, with Danilo Gallinari writing: ‘After two years, it still doesn’t feel real. The victims included Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri Altobelli, and their daughter Alyssa, who was Gianna's teammate, Christina Mauser, who helped Kobe coach his daughter basketball team, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton, who was also a member of Gianna's team, and pilot Ara Zobayan. The victims included Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri Altobelli, and their daughter Alyssa, who was Gianna's teammate, Christina Mauser, who helped Kobe coach his daughter basketball team, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton, who was also a member of Gianna's team, and pilot Ara Zobayan. ‘You will forever in us, Legend!’ Scottie Pippen wrote that it was a ‘sad day thinking about the loss of a friend, a father, a husband, and one of the greatest. ‘Remember Kobe and his beautiful daughter Gigi, and thinking of the family and friends of all who lost their lives two years ago..’ Kobe and 13-year-old Gigi tragically lost their lives in the accident (Picture: Getty Images) Close friend Vince Carter said he was ‘thankful to see another year of life but it’s really tough to celebrate when the world lost a great human being on this same day’.. He said that he would spend the day celebrating Bryant, and to ‘say thank you for the battles & the friendship (Sic)’. January 26, 2020,' Medina wrote along the first photo of his statue he posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday.

US sports TV journalist and commentator Stephen A Smith shared a clip of his ‘top 5 Kobe Bryant moments’, including his last-ever game, which he said was ‘a spectacular, spectacular memory’. My top 5 Kobe Bryant moments. The artist ended by writing, 'Rest In Peace…' along with the hashtags: '#kobeandgigimonument #bronzemonument #kobebryant #escultura #lakers #medina_sculpture #artisanbronzefoundry' The National Transportation Safety Board released a report i n February that blamed the crash on cloudy weather and a series of poor decisions by the pilot, which included flying blindly into a wall of clouds that resulted in him thinking he was climbing when the craft was actually plunging. The artist ended by writing, 'Rest In Peace…' along with the hashtags: '#kobeandgigimonument #bronzemonument #kobebryant #escultura #lakers #medina_sculpture #artisanbronzefoundry' The National Transportation Safety Board released a report i n February that blamed the crash on cloudy weather and a series of poor decisions by the pilot, which included flying blindly into a wall of clouds that resulted in him thinking he was climbing when the craft was actually plunging. .