Kobe Bryant was an American institution. The Los Angeles Lakers star transcended basketball to become a pop culture icon. Kobe and his daughter Gianna passed away on January 26, 2020 in a tragic helicopter accident. Today, the world is honoring his memory.

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death shocked even non-sports fans. It’s hard to believe two years has passed since that terrible day. Bryant’s legacy can still be felt today. His widow, Vanessa Bryant, has done her part to keep Kobe’s name alive.

Tributes have popped up across social media for the NBA great. Fans, media outlets, and even major corporations with no ties to Kobe Bryant have shared photos of Kobe and Gianna. Many shared memories of their favorite in-game performances.

Since Kobe’s passing, Vanessa Bryant has been involved in ongoing litigation with those she believes are responsible. Today, that all takes a back seat to the memories. Kobe Bryant was loved by millions around the world.

There may never be another player quite like Kobe Bryant. Very few athletes ever become household names, even at the highest levels. Kobe is among those select elite professionals that everybody has heard of.

Kobe Bryant has received shout outs from Dr. Dre, Chance the Rapper, the NBA, ESPN, MTV, and more. Bryant’s contribution to the game will never be forgotten. The world will make sure nobody ever forgets.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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