The Lakers tweeted out a series of highlight clips and photos of Bryant, who spent 20 years wearing the purple and gold.
Vanessa Bryant posted his photo on Instagram with the caption: "Happy birthday, Papi. Te Amo por siempre. Amor Eterno."
Former teammate Pau Gasol tweeted, "Happy birthday brother. Miss you #MambaForever."
WATCH: Kobe Bryant's best quotes and words of wisdom
Aug. 24 has been declared Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles, for the numbers, 8 and 24, he wore for the Lakers. An Orange County member of Congress has also introduced a resolution to have Aug. 24 declared Kobe Bryant Day across the country.
Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Jan. 26, 2020.