Vanessa Bryant Revealed Photo of Friend Sydney Leroux’s Numbered Tattoo Dedicated to Her Late Daughter Gianna Bryant

Professional soccer player, Sydney Leroux, paid tribute to Gianna Bryant with her new tattoo of their shared jersey number, as seen in a recent Instagram post by Vanessa Bryant.

Following the tragic death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in a fatal helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, tributes and prayers have continued to pour in from all over the world. 

Vanessa Bryant attends New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers game at Madison Square Garden on November 8, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Vanessa Bryant attends New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers game at Madison Square Garden on November 8, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

To conclude the In Memoriam segment, a photo of Gianna and Kobe sitting courtside at a game was projected on the screen...

In a recent Instagram post shared by wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant, Olympic gold medalist, Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer honored Gianna Bryant by getting a new ink job. 

 

The Canadian-born soccer player got a tattoo of the number '2,' which symbolizes Gianna's jersey number on the basketball court, and Leroux's jersey number on the soccer pitch. Vanessa captioned the photo:

"#2 ❤️, Leroux. Thank you for honoring my Gigi. I love you, @sydneyleroux."

A month ago, Leroux also penned down a heartfelt tribute to the father and daughter on her Instagram page.

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Gigi you were a star. Your dad told me that you were going to be better than he was. You had the gift no matter what you were playing. I know you’ll be looking down on your mom and your sisters with your big smile while shooting hoops with your dad, doing what you both love. 2 will always be ours. Kobe - thank you for allowing me in to your beautiful family. Thank you for believing in me. Being there for me during the good times and the tough ones. For your crazy book recommendations and your quotes. For helping me write. For teaching me to never soften for anybody. For teaching me about the darkness and the light and the villains becoming the heroes. I won’t forget any of it. I’ll miss you.

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In the post, she referred to Gianna as a 'star,' while thanking Kobe for believing in her and being there for her always. 

According to People, Leroux opened up about how the deaths of Kobe and Gianna impacted her family. 

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Portrait mode. 🌤 @parents

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The mother-of-three admitted to crying in front of her children, with her oldest child, Cassius attempting to console her by singing the ABCs.

As reported by Daily Mail, Kobe Bryant was honored onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday. 

 

The memorial segment opened with an empty basketball court and a basketball hoop, followed by a screen illuminated with Kobe's jerseys with the numbers '8' and '24,' against a backdrop of purple and gold lights. 

After that, an audio recording of the legend's NBA farewell speech engulfed the room.

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center December 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center December 21, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images

In the recording, Kobe thanked his fans and family for their love and support throughout his basketball career. 

To conclude the In Memoriam segment, a photo of Gianna and Kobe sitting courtside at a game was projected on the screen with Kobe's last words in the audio recording "What can I say? #MambaOut," echoing throughout the room.

 

Also honored in the memorial segment was rapper and activist, Ermias Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31, 2019. 

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