Sweet Sixteen.

Vanessa BryantPay tribute to her daughter, who died in 2008 Gianna “Gigi” BryantIn a series Instagram posts, she reveals what her 16th birthday would look like.

A video that features sweet sketches from the father and the teenager Kobe BryantVanessa added a touching message.

The first time that you ever imagined winning a WNBA title, it was a moment I recognized as real. You were special,” the tribute read. You came from greatness but it wasn’t about what you inherited.  It was all about giving back to others. If someone is fighting for gender equality I can see them standing alongside of you.

It concluded with the message, “And whenever someone plays her best, I know it’s you on court.” Love you always, Basketball.”

Vanessa shared a photo of Gigi with high-heel sneakers and a black skirt on the basketball court. Gianna, Happy Birthday. #Mambacita”