Gigi Bryant

Vanessa Bryant, the grieving wife of basketball legend Kobe Bryant has shared some heartbreaking Instagram posts about a ceremony held by Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant’s private school to retire her number 2 jersey.

Gigi who was following in her father’s footsteps as a basketball player died with her father in a helicopter crash.

Following her death, her school, Harbor Day School held a retirement ceremony at the school’s gym to retire her No. 2 jersey.

On Instagram, grieving wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant shared photos and a series of videos from the ceremony held at the teenage basketball star’s middle school.

The photos taken in the school’s gym show a portrait of Gigi next to a table with red and pink flowers arranged to spell out “Gianna.” The display also included a red floral arrangement of the number 2, for the one Gianna wore on her basketball jersey at the Mamba Sports Academy.

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She captioned her post: “My Gianna. God I miss you. I’ve been so lucky to have woken up to see your gorgeous face and amazing smile for 13 years. Wish it would’ve been until my last breath.”

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Vanessa also shared videos showing some of Gianna’s classmates singing a song in the teen’s honor. Teachers also shared memories of the 8th grader during the ceremony.

Her basketball coach said as he stood beside Gigi’s teary-eyed teammates: “Gianna was a warrior who gave 110 percent every time she stepped on the floor.

“In my 20 years of coaching basketball, Gigi was one of the fiercest competitors that I’ve ever seen.”

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Watch the videos below.

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