Vanessa Byrant posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram on the anniversary of Kobe’s NBA farewell. © AFP
The post included a video featuring highlights from the Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016.
Bryant scored 60 points in that, his final game in a 20-year NBA career that included five championships.
The video includes a moment showing Bryant with his family at courtside, hugging Vanessa and kissing daughters Natalia and Gianna.
The couple’s third daughter, Bianka was born in December of 2016 and their fourth, Capri, was born last June.
“He only got to enjoy 3 years and 9 months of retirement,” Vanessa Bryant wrote. “We had 2 more daughters, he won an Oscar, he opened Granity studios, he became a 5x best selling author and coached Gianna’s basketball team in that time. She worked hard and gave her all 7 days a week just like her daddy … This is just senseless.”