Vanessa Bryant shares image of Lakers’ ‘Black Mamba’ tribute jerseys for Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant on Monday shared an image of the Lakers’ “Black Mamba” tribute jerseys, which honor her late husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

The jerseys — which Kobe co-designed with Nike in 2018 — feature a subtle snakeskin pattern and 16 stars on the side, representative of the Lakers’ 16 NBA titles. They also come in both of the numbers Kobe wore in Los Angeles: 8 and 24, the latter of which also includes the No. 2 inside a heart, in honor of Gianna.

The Lakers reportedly will wear the jerseys during Game 4 of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers. That game will come on Aug. 24, or 8/24. Sunday, Aug. 23 — which would have been Bryant’s 42nd birthday — also marks the start of “Mamba Week.” Nike announced it will donate $1 million to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation in honor of Kobe and Gianna as part of the week-long celebration.

Here’s a closer look at the jerseys:

Bryant and his daughter have received several tributes since their January deaths in a helicopter crash, including from NBA legend Michael Jordan and New York Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu, among others. Several NBA teams also committed 24-second shot clock violations — in honor of No. 24 — immediately following Kobe’s death.

The Lakers begin their first-round series against Portland on Tuesday.

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