On what would have been Kobe Bryant's 45th birthday, tributes from fans, friends, and former teammates have flooded in to remember the late Lakers legend.

Tributes on Kobe Bryant's Birthday

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's wife, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram. Alongside several pictures of the couple together, she wrote, "Happy birthday, baby. I love you always & forever. 

Vanessa Bryant's Emotional Post

Bryant's former teammates, including Caron Butler and Carlos Boozer, expressed their love and fond memories in the comments of Vanessa's post.

Teammates Show Love

Jeanie Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, also paid her respects in the comments, describing Kobe and Vanessa's relationship as a "timeless and inspiring love story."

Lakers Owner's Tribute

Many people took to social media on that day to share their favorite memories of Kobe Bryant, highlighting his impact on and off the basketball court.

Social Media Remembrance

Kobe and Vanessa's love story began in 1999 when they met on a music video set. They were married for 19 years until Kobe's tragic passing in 2020.

Kobe and Vanessa's Love Story

During their marriage, Kobe and Vanessa had four children together: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. Their legacy extends beyond the basketball world, impacting their family and communities.

Family and Legacy

The tributes will continue on the following day, August 24th, as many consider it another opportunity to celebrate Kobe Bryant. The date holds significance as 8/24 represents both of Kobe's jersey numbers during his illustrious career.

Symbolic Date