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Kobe Bryant's Sister Shares One of His Quotes as She Mourns His Death a Year after Tragic Crash

Gracious Egedegbe
Jan 27, 2021
09:50 A.M.
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NBA legend Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia Washington took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late brother with a heartfelt message one year after his sad death.

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It has been one year since iconic basketball star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died, and the world is yet to heal from it. Fans and family have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late star and his little daughter.

Sharia Washington, Kobe's older sister, remembered his death with an emotional tribute on her Instagram page. Washington shared a series of pictures in remembrance of the late icon.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant during his 2008 basketball match with the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center on December 14, 2008. | Photo: Getty Images

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One of the pictures she shared was of Kobe and her late niece Gianna who died alongside her father in the tragic helicopter crash.

In the post's caption, Washington shared one of Kobe's favorite quotes where he encouraged people to work towards their dreams and never give up.

In the comment section of the post, fans also joined Washington to pay tribute to the last basketball great. One fan remarked that Kobe's mentality kept him going.

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This would not be Washington's first time publicly paying tribute to her late younger brother. On what would have been his 42nd birthday, she shared a touching message in his honor.

Reggio Emilia in northern Italy will dedicate a plaza to Kobe and Gianna's memory as they mark their first anniversary.

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Washington called Kobe the one who listened without judging and remarked that she missed him just like the rest of the world. Shortly after the tragedy, Washington reportedly got a tattoo on her left shoulder with a No. 24 and No. 2 for Kobe and Gianna.

Other stars such as Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis also joined in inking a tattoo in honor of one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

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The first anniversary of Kobe's death has not gone unnoticed. Celebrities and communities alike have come out in their numbers to honor his memory.

According to reports, Reggio Emilia in northern Italy will dedicate a plaza to Kobe and Gianna's memory as they mark their first anniversary. Kobe spent some years living in Reggio Emilia while his father, Joe Bryant, played for Reggio's professional basketball team.

The entire city plans to take part in the memorable tribute and will reportedly light up parts of the town with the famous purple and gold colors of the Los Angeles Lakers. Even in his death, Kobe remains a shining star loved by all.

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