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Kobe Bryant’s 44th Birthday Fondly Recalled by Ex-Lakers Teammate Pau Gasol

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Memories of the late Kobe Bryant on his birthday were shared by many, including former Lakers colleague Pau Gasol, who turned to social media to pay tribute to the iconic player.

August 23 would have marked Bryant’s 44th birthday.

Gasol tweeted, expressing, “Happy birthday, brother. Always missing you and keeping you in my thoughts.”

Vanessa Bryant wrote, “Happy birthday, love! Missing and cherishing you always! #44.”

The Lakers are featured in a new documentary titled “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers,” which is now airing on Hulu.

The documentary chronicles the Lakers’ ascent under Dr. Jerry Buss during the Showtime Era, the Kobe-Shaq championship streak, and more.

LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pat Riley, Jeanie Buss, as well as others, provide insights in the series.

Bryant was recognized as an 18-time All-Star, five-time NBA title-holder, four-time All-Star MVP, two-time Finals MVP, and the regular season MVP for 2007-08.

He was also honored in the Basketball Hall of Fame, part of the 75th Anniversary Team, and an Academy Award recipient.

Image Source: photoyh / Shutterstock

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