Steph Curry Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gigi after Their Tragic Deaths

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is a devout Christian, but he acknowledged that after finding out about Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s tragic deaths, his faith is being tested. 

A lot of people cannot grasp the idea of an NBA icon and a worldwide inspiration and his 13-year-old daughter dying because of a helicopter crash, but that’s the news that a lot of people woke up to on January 26. 

One of the most recent to share their thoughts about the tragic accident is Steph Curry, one of Kobe's opponents on the court, but a friend off the court. 

Kobe Bryant and his daughter GiGi at one of the LA Lakers' games | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Kobe Bryant and his daughter GiGi at one of the LA Lakers' games | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


Kobe Bryant and his second-eldest daughter Gianna were on the way to a basketball clinic in Thousand Oaks, California when their helicopter crashed into a mountain in Calabasas. 

Since then, fans, friends, and colleagues of Bryant and his daughter flocked to the Staples Center or to their own social media accounts to pay their respects. 

The world stood still, and people could not even begin to comprehend what exactly happened to Kobe Bryant, an NBA legend, one of the greatest to ever play the sport. 


That is why even Stephen Curry, one of the most devout athletes out there, admitted that his faith, along with millions of others, is being tested over the tragic death of his friend. 

On Instagram, he shared a picture of him and Kobe embracing on the court, before adding a heartfelt caption that read: 

“A lot of questions right now. Our faith is being tested… but all I can say is thank you. May you and Gianna rest easy!”

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I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! 😢😢😢😢💔. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation💜💛 and it’s my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me! I got US here! There’s so much more I want to say but just can’t right now because I can’t get through it! Until we meet again my brother!! #Mamba4Life❤️🙏🏾 #Gigi4Life❤️🙏🏾

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Along with Steph, many others share the same thoughts, with fellow celebrities and athletes sharing their own messages for the Bryant family

What a lot of them resonate with, is the fact that this tragic accident should have never happened, and that their thoughts and prayers are with Vanessa Bryant and her three children as they go through the most difficult time of their lives. 

Rest In Peace, Kobe and Gianna. 

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