L.A. Lakers to Wear Kobe Bryant Tribute Jerseys In NBA Playoffs, Gigi Patch
LA Lakers will be special Kobe bryant Tribute jerseys during their run to the playoffs – which include a patch to honor Gigi bryant … and Vanessa is a big fan of it all.
Check out the “Black Mamba” look – uniforms that were actually inspired and co-designed by Kobe a few years before his passing.
The design is soft – black uniforms with a snakeskin print … with 16 stars on the side to represent the 16 Lakers championships.
The team is expected to debut the new sons on Kobe Bryant Day – 8/24 – against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series, according to the NBA’s “Lockervision” website.
The jerseys will also include a special patch on the right shoulder to honor Gigi – with her # 2 in a white heart.
Vanessa gave a preview of the threads of her Instagram stories on Monday and they are awesome.
We’re guessing Lakers players are thrilled with the look – especially since James lebron and Anthony davis once had Kobe Bryant tattoos to pay homage to the NBA legend.
As for the date, 08/24 has already been declared Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, where Kobe and Gigi lived.
The date represents the two jersey numbers that Kobe wore during his 20 years of racing with the Lakers … 8 and 24.
Nike, meanwhile, is giving Kobe its own commemorative week starting 8/23 (Bryant’s birthday) … with representatives from the Swoosh saying they’ll honor the Lakers legend all week with special lineup and derivative products.
Kobe and Gianna – along with 7 others – died in a helicopter crash back in january.
Gianna was only 13 years old. Kobe would have turned 42 next Sunday.
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