Vanessa Bryant and daughter Natalia remember Gigi Bryant on what would have been her 16th birthday

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Vanessa and Natalia Bryant took to Instagram Sunday to honor the late Gigi Bryant on what would have been her 16th birthday Sunday.

‘Happy 16th birthday baby girl,’ Vanessa, 39, said in a post on the social media website. ‘I love you Gigi! We miss you so much,’ with the hashtags, #MAMBACITA and #5106, the latter marking Gigi’s May 1, 2006 birthday.

The mom-of-four, who is also parent to daughters Bianka, five, and Capri, two, with late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, posted a clip of Gigi playing on the basketball court with a following clip of her late father Kobe playing.

The latest: Vanessa and Natalia Bryant took to Instagram Sunday to honor the late Gigi Bryant on what would have been her 16th birthday Sunday. Gigi was pictured making a basket  in a shot posted by her mom

The latest: Vanessa and Natalia Bryant took to Instagram Sunday to honor the late Gigi Bryant on what would have been her 16th birthday Sunday. Gigi was pictured making a basket  in a shot posted by her mom 

In another post, Vanessa provided narration amid a montage of sketched pictures of her late daughter playing basketball, bonding with her father and celebrating with her teammates.

‘Dear Gianna, from the first time you imagined winning a WNBA championship, I knew one thing was real – you were special,’ Vanessa said in the clip. ‘You came from greatness, but it was never about what you inherited. It was about what you gave to others.’

She continued: ‘When someone stands up for gender equality, I see you standing up alongside them. And every time someone plays her hardest, I know that’s you on the court. Love you always, basketball.’

Vanessa captioned the clip, ‘Love you always! Happy Birthday, Gianna’ with the hashtags, #Mambacita and #2.

Natalia and Vanessa Bryant were seen in November at the House Of Gucci premiere in LA

Natalia and Vanessa Bryant were seen in November at the House Of Gucci premiere in LA

Vanessa shared a graphic honoring the anniversary of Gigi's May 1, 2006 birthday

Vanessa shared a graphic honoring the anniversary of Gigi’s May 1, 2006 birthday

Gianna was seen playing basketball in clips posted by her mother on the emotional day

Gianna was seen playing basketball in clips posted by her mother on the emotional day 

The touching clip garnered a number of responses from Vanessa’s famed friends, as Ciara wrote, ‘So beautiful V. Happy Birthday Gigi! Always in our hearts. #2 Forever.’

Tia Mowry said, ‘This is beautiful V! Happy Birthday GiGi,’ while La La Anthony wrote, ‘So beautiful. I love you.’

Natalia Bryant posted a throwback image of herself and a young Gigi as she planted a kiss on her cheek. She wrote: ‘Happy sweet sixteen my dearest gigi … I love you to the moon and back … forever & always.’

Vanessa last month took to the social media site to commemorate what would have been her 21st wedding anniversary with the late NBA icon.

She said, ‘I love you forever, baby …. Happy Anniversary @kobebryant#21.’

Natalia Bryant posted a throwback image of herself and a young Gigi as she planted a kiss on her cheek

Natalia Bryant posted a throwback image of herself and a young Gigi as she planted a kiss on her cheek

In another post, Vanessa provided narration amid a montage of sketched pictures of her late daughter playing basketball

In another post, Vanessa provided narration amid a montage of sketched pictures of her late daughter playing basketball

Kobe Bryant, 41, and daughter Gigi, 13, died with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. The pair were seen about a month before the tragedy taking in an NBA game in December of 2019 in Brooklyn

Kobe Bryant, 41, and daughter Gigi, 13, died with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. The pair were seen about a month before the tragedy taking in an NBA game in December of 2019 in Brooklyn

In March, Vanessa announced that she had come to terms with Nike on a new deal that will allow the company to produce shoes in honor of Kobe and Gigi.

‘We’re excited to announce our partnership with Nike is going to continue!’ Vanessa said on Instagram. ‘I am so proud that my husband’s shoes are still the most worn by players on NBA courts and that the demand for his shoes remain so desired by his fans around the world.

‘With this new partnership, fans will soon be able to have access to Kobe and Gigi Nike product for years to come and with Nike donating 100% of the net proceeds yearly for Gianna’s shoes to our Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation (M&MSF).’

The family continues to remain resilient after Kobe, 41, and Gigi, 13, died with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Also killed in the crash were pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, and Christina Mauser, 38.

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