August 23 - Kobe Bryant's birth, according to NBA history. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA talent and a 5-time NBA champion amongst other accolades

On Tuesday, Kobe Bryant would have turned 44. His wife, Vanessa, shared a touching birthday message on Instagram, saying how much she loves and misses him.

One of the best basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant was also one of the select few who was able to go beyond the game.

The idea of being the best version of yourself and always striving for excellence everyday is the legacy Kobe Bryant has left behind and while he may be gone, Kobe will certainly never be forgotten.

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His tragic passing in a helicopter accident in 2020 was a massive blow to the countless lives he touched all over the world, but he lives on in their hearts and minds.