Vanessa Bryant honored her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on Tuesday, which was Kobe's 44th birthday.

Vanessa posted a special picture of her and the Kobe Bryant,

The late Los Angeles Lakers legend hugging each other after the team took home their first NBA championship in 2009.

"Happy birthday, baby!" Vanessa posted on her Instagram message. "I love you and miss you so much! #44."

A number of celebrities took the time to post a message on Vanessa's blog and offer Kobe Happy Birthday.

The former Los Angeles Sparks star Lisa Leslie offered her support to Vanessa by writing "Happy Birthday King Kobe."

Singer Monica and actress Mario Lopez, and even the Lakers official Instagram account also shared their thoughts to wish Kobe Happy Birthday.

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna passed away in an accident involving a helicopter located in Los Angeles.

Kobe as well as Gianna were traveling together with seven others going to a basketball match held at Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif.