Middle School Honors Gianna Bryant By Retiring Jersey Number

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Kobe Bryant’s daughter’s middle school in California officially retired her jersey Wednesday night.

Vanessa Bryant shared a series of photos and videos from the ceremony honoring Gianna Bryant on her Instagram.

The first photo showed a floral display that spelled out Gianna’s name along the number two and balloons.

“My Gianna,” Vanessa captioned the Instagram photo. “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. Mommy loves you to the moon and back. Infinity plus 1.” (RELATED: Shaquille O’Neal’s Son Shareef Debuts New Tattoos Honoring Kobe Bryant, Gianna)

Another photo showed Gianna’s jersey framed. Videos showed teachers and students sharing stories about the 13-year-old basketball star.

“My Gigi. I love you! I miss you. You’ve taught us all that no act of kindness is ever too small,” she captioned the photo. “Mommy is still and will ALWAYD be so proud of you mamacita.”

Gianna was with her father Kobe during the fatal Jan. 26 helicopter crash that left all nine passengers dead.

Vanessa has shared other tributes to Gianna on her Instagram, including fan art.

“Seeing my babygirl smile and happy again with a basketball under her arm, wrapped in love just warmed my heart,” Vanessa captioned the post. “Thank you for this.”