With Black Mamba kits in mind to honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers legend who perished in January 2020, the widow of five-time NBA champion Vanessa made sure to give LA extra motivation to the fifth game on Thursday.
Vanessa Bryant ‘endorsed’ the Black Mamba jersey in a Instagram story article Wednesday night, adding “Let’s go Lakers”.
Mamba jerseys are endorsed by Vanessa Bryant 🙌🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/zROnp5szQX
– ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 8, 2020
Vanessa saw her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna die in a tragic helicopter crash nearly nine months ago, taking two beloved family members and extended Los Angeles family in one fell swoop.
The Lakers can win their first title in 10 years with the 2020 playoffs ending between Los Angeles and the Heat. Of course, Kobe Bryant won the MVP honors of the Finals that year in his accomplished career with the Lakers, spending 20 years with the historic franchise.
Former rival-turned-friend LeBron James has a chance to win a title for the Lakers while wearing the Mamba-inspired jersey. It would be hugely moving for James to bring the Lakers their 17th NBA Championship, a record, given the history between LeBron and Kobe – two contemporaries who never had the chance to cross paths on the biggest stage. of the league, the final.
The Lakers have seen great contributions for James co-star Anthony Davis, another athlete walking, like many, in the red carpet made by Bryant. Kobe was an icon and legend to many current players, including Lakers players looking to win the title in an unprecedented playoff series that took place in the Orlando, Florida bubble.