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Tom Brady, Vanessa Bryant react to Kobe’s defiant birthday pic

The sports world spent a good amount of time Thursday celebrating Kobe Byrant’s 40th birthday, and deservedly so. Bryant without question is among the most iconic basketball players on the planet and hitting the age of 40 is a significant milestone birthday.

But no one should have expected Kobe to enter his 40s with a whimper. Instead, the Black Mamba is downright defiant. Bryant took to Instagram to illustrate that when it comes to turning 40, he’s anything but the stereotypical specimen.

In the post, Bryant is seen flexing his sizable bicep and proving to the world that age is nothing but a number.

Interestingly, two very prominent individuals took the time to react to Bryant’s social media dispatch: His wife Vanessa and none other than Tom Brady, who just turned 41 on Aug. 3.

Brady congratulated Kobe on the milestone and welcomed him to the 40s club. Vanessa, meanwhile, called her hubby a “goob.”

Brady may have been motivated to react to one particular component of Bryant’s post in which the #dadbod hashtag is employed. After all, Brady recently became the target of mockery for rocking the so-called “dad bod” while on vacation. Take that, haters.

Vanessa Bryant, meanwhile, probably got herself off the hook with Kobe by giving him a pretty outstanding 40th birthday shirt.

Fantastic.