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Pau Gasol, a former teammate

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 with the Laker, was just one of several athletes

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who used social media on Kobe Bryant's birthday

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on Tuesday to pay tribute to him.

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On August 23, Bryant would have turned 44.

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"Hermano, happy birthday. Always miss you," tweeted Gasol.

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The film chronicles the Lakers' ascent

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under Dr. Jerry Buss, including the Showtime Era

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the Kobe-Shaq three-peat, and other events