On what would have been Kobe Bryant's 44th birthday, Vanessa Bryant remembers him.

Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on what would have been his 44th birthday. Vanessa posted a photo of herself and the late Los Angeles Lakers legend hugging after the team won the NBA championship in 2009.

Several celebrities commented on Vanessa's post to wish Kobe a Happy Birthday.

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.

. Vanessa posted a photo on Instagram in July of her family visiting the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, where Kobe lived when he was eight years old.