Entertainment Sports Powerful Kobe & Gianna Bryant Fan Art Created to Honor Their Legacies The late basketball icon and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020 By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 9, 2020 11:11 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 23 Vanessa Bryant/Instagram Vanessa Bryant posted a photo of her eldest daughter Natalia posing with a mural honoring her late father and younger sister Gianna as she headed to her winter formal. "❤️ my babies. Natalia. #winterformal," the mom of four captioned the photo, which featured a smiling Natalia, who was dressed in a blue and white polka dot dress. "She's beautiful and so is that mural. 😍😍," one fan commented. Another added, "This warms my heart and at the same time saddens it. Good to see you girls pushing through." 02 of 23 Peter Barrios Instagram; Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Kobe Bryant's sister, Sharia Washington, paid tribute to her late brother and niece with a new tattoo. Washington shared a photo of her new ink on Instagram. The tattoo features Bryant and Gianna's jersey numbers, 2 and 24, surrounded by a black mamba in the shape of an infinity symbol. In her caption, Washington thanked the tattoo artist Peter Barrios for the design. 03 of 23 Ciara/Twitter "Rest In Paradise Angels," Ciara captioned her tweet of the custom nail art she wore in honor of Kobe and Gianna. 04 of 23 Jennifer Lopez/Twitter Jennifer Lopez also personalized her nails to honor the duo, tweeting a photo and writing, "24 & 2," in honor of their basketball jersey numbers. 05 of 23 Vanessa Bryant Instagram; Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Vanessa Bryant shared a photo on Instagram of the tattoo that friend and pro soccer player Sydney Leroux got in memory of Gianna. "#2 ❤️,Leroux. Thank you for honoring my Gigi. I love you @sydneyleroux," Vanessa captioned the photo of the ink, which represents Gianna's basketball jersey number. 06 of 23 2 Chainz/Instagram; Inset: Prince Williams/Wireimage Rapper 2 Chainz unveiled his new "24" tattoo on Instagram and thanked Cultural Image Tattoo LA for helping him pay homage to the late star's former jersey number. 07 of 23 Nicolette Francis A powerful portrait by illustrator Nicolette Francis. 08 of 23 Reina Koyano/@_vivalareina "I wanted to draw something that honored Gianna's life as much as Kobe's the best way I could," designer and illustrator Reina Koyano wrote of her viral "Mambacita" creation that Vanessa Bryant posted on her Instagram. "So I drew Gianna with the brightest smile, wearing her father's jersey, and wrapped her in a purple jacket, inspired from Kobe's Championship jacket from his 2nd championship, and the shoes - Kobe 4 'Prelude' - from his 4th championship, as if he was holding her close." 09 of 23 Susan Liz @susanlixu/Instagram "Always," artist Susan Liz captioned her breathtaking illustration. 10 of 23 @jc.ro You can visit Long Beach-based artist JCRo's mural of the late star on 7725 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, California. 11 of 23 Hashim Lafond/@hashimlafond Watch as artist Hashim Lafond paints the former Laker live on his Instagram here. 12 of 23 @skylarevansdesigns Designer Skylar Evans added a quote from the beloved athlete alongside her beautiful art that says, "If you don't believe in yourself, no one will do it for you." 13 of 23 @lexapower_ This Los Angeles-based makeup artist, who goes under the name of @lexapower_ on Instagram, paid homage to the father of four by creating a custom purple-and-yellow-themed look with nails to match. 14 of 23 @glamwithsambam/Instagram Another makeup artist, under the Instagram name of @glamwithsambam, created a custom look that used not only her face but also her chest as a canvas to honor the father-daughter duo. "Daddy's girl forever.... 🕊✨💜💜💛💜💜✨," she lovingly captioned her slideshow of photos. 15 of 23 Anna Portraitiste A portrait of Gianna & Kobe created by artist Anna Portraitiste. 16 of 23 Zach/@godofink "Mamba out 🕊," tattoo artist and Black Ink Crew Chicago's Zach captioned his latest creation. 17 of 23 @artoon_art Visit this incredible mural created by artist ArToon in Studio City, California. "I had to show love" the artist told ABC7LA of his work. "This is my 4th mural of Kobe. I'm a big fan. I respect the man," he said before adding, "He is L.A. If there's anybody who represents L.A., that's Kobe." 18 of 23 @unorthodoxsketches The Maltese artist, under the name of @unorthodoxsketches on Instagram, quoted the late star alongside this piece, writing, "The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." Then, the artist continued the caption, adding, "Kobe was always an incredible inspiration. His mamba mentality, his fire, his dedication and love for the game. I still remember looking at inspirational videos of his before important games." The artist then concluded, "May you rest in peace Black Mamba. Hope you are winning those 1vs1s against Wilt up there. Mamba forever." 19 of 23 @chrisbrown "WORK IN PROGRESS!!! WE LOVE YOU KING❤️🙏🏽," singer Chris Brown captioned his tribute to the L.A. icon. 20 of 23 Shareef O'Neal/Instagram; Inset: Emma McIntyre/Getty Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef honored his father's former Los Angeles Lakers teammate with a large leg tattoo. 21 of 23 Lebron James/Instagram Current Los Angeles Laker LeBron James also got a tattoo to remember the late athlete and philanthropist. "❤️ My brother ♾ #Mamba4Life #RIPKobe #RIPGiGi," James captioned his tribute, which includes two roses as well as the words "Mamba 4 Life" inked below the black serpent. 22 of 23 Odell Beckham Jr./Instagram Odell Beckham Jr. showed off his new ink in a clip shared by Bleacher Report. 23 of 23 The Game/Instagram The Game got a face tattoo of one of Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers numbers to honor the star, and captioned his post, "♾ F O R E V E R," on Instagram.