See Kobe Bryant's Sister Sharia's Touching Tribute on What Would Have Been His 42nd Birthday

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 26, 2020
01:00 A.M.
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Sharia Washington had a solemn post up on social media as she emotionally remembered her late brother and basketball champion, Kobe Bryant, on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

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This past weekend, family, fans, and celebrities took the quality time to reflect on the untimely death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who would have turned 42nd this year.

Bryant's older sister, Sharia Washington, struggled with words in the posthumous birthday post in honor of the sports star. She also shared some soul-stirring photos.

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant watch during day 2 of the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships at the Woollett Aquatics Center on July 26, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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SHARIA REMEMBERS HER BROTHER 

In the post, Washington shared three photos in honor of her brother. The first snapshot showed a throwback image of the late star as a young boy. The second photo held a thoughtful message that alluded to Kobe. Washington captioned her post:

"I've typed and deleted this so many times. There are simply no words to describe how I'm feeling today…"

Washington went on as she sweetly talked about Bryant and how he was always there for her. She could not quantify how much she missed the star but made sure to conclude the caption with a declaration of love. The last photo on Washington's post was even more emotional.

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Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, along with their daughters, Gianna and Natalia, at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards on July 14, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images

KOBE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS PARENTS 

During Bryant's historical memorial service at the Staples center, his parents, Joe and Pamela Bryant sat in the front alongside his wife and kids. A few months before Kobe's death, he and his dad settled their differences and were even once seen hugging.

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The helicopter crash occurred at Calabasas California.

In older times, Kobe's relationship with his parents was tumultuous. During his wedding to Vanessa, Joe and Pamela were not in attendance because they did not give their approval. Kobe's on-and-off relationship with his parents also involved a time he sued them for trying to sell his memorabilia. 

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LIFE AFTER HIS PASSING 

Following the unfortunate death of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others, his sisters showed grief in a joint statement.

Kobe Bryant at the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on February 19, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images

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Bryant's sister's Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb made it known that they were devastated by the helicopter mishap that claimed the lives of their brother and niece.

They also shared condolences to the family of the other victims of the crash. The helicopter crash occurred at Calabasas California, while they were on their way to a junior basketball game.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant and their children at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" on February 26, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

The other individuals involved in the crash were Sarah and Payton Chester, Aro Zobayan, Christina Mauser, John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter, Alyssa. 

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