On what could’ve been Kobe Bryant’s forty fourth birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 23,

the Lakers commemorated the overdue legend via giving newborns at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital 

Bryant-stimulated presents who have been born on the same day as him. 

This is the second one yr the Lakers have donated a care package deal for the newborns on Bryant’s birthday.

The five-time NBA champion died in a helicopter crash in Jan. 2020.

In images shared through the Lakers on Tuesday, the newborn can be visible sporting a beanie with

Bryant’s notorious No. Eight on it, even as the mom wears Bryant’s different high-quality No. 24 on her shirt.

The group also included a note to each new child at the clinic. “WELCOME TO THE WORLD!” the note reads.

“One of your family’s most unique days has landed on one of our employer’s most celebrated days.

On this 12 months’s Kobe Day, right here’s in your subsequent-era Lakers fan.

They’ve already got a bit of the Mamba Mentality in them.”