A group of Filipino artists paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and his daughter, Gianna, on the occasion of their first death anniversary.
On Monday, January 25, Tenement Visual Artists—composed of Lenard Galaites, Adrian Piñon, John Bugtong, Kris Paccial, Ariel Piñon Jr., Reynaldo Ramos, Oliver Galaites, Mike Walk, Darwin Domingo, Ernel Llanes, and Siegfred Gamboa—unveiled a mural they produced to honor the Black Mamba and Mambacita at the world-famous Tenement court in Taguig City.
In their post, the group said they partnered with Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines to create the mural, their second after last year's massive tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers star and his daughter at the same court.
Kobe, 41, and Gianna, 13, were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020.
Ahead of their first death anniversary, Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, took to social media to get candid about grief and offer some words of advice to those who might be going through similar emotions.
"Let me be real. Grief is a messed-up cluster of emotions. One day you're in the moment laughing and the next day you don't feel like being alive," she said.
"I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason to live," she continued. "I know it's hard. I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them. Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn't. Find your reason."