- Curtains came down on basketball icon, Kobe Bryant, on Sunday, January 26, following a horrific helicopter crash in Casabasas, California
- The crash claimed the life of the legendary LA Lakers basketball star, his 13-year-old, Gianna Maria Onore and eight others
- In honour of the two basketball dad and daughter duo, Vanessa Bryant and sponsors honoured them by building courts to develop young talents
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The late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has officially opened two basketball courts in Philadelphia in honour of her husband and daughter.
Vanessa also showed off lovely murals painted on the walls of the perimeter fence around the courts.
She posted on her Instagram images of fans posing next to the huge artwork.
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"Philadelphia where my husband’s love for basketball all began. Today, in the historic Tustin Playground and thanks to the generous contributions of donors, fans, and friends, our foundation @mambamambacitasports opened 2 more @dream_courts with @nlcharities, which were beautifully surrounded by the artwork of @Art_by_Ernel. I chose this location so that young people in this community may have a safe space to play with an equal opportunity, which was important to Kobe and Gianna."
Nike deal in honour of Kobe, Gianna
On Saturday Saturday, February 26, 2022, popular Kenyan website, TUKO.co.ke, reported that the wife of the fallen NBA legend had inked a new deal with Nike to design and create apparel in honour of the basketball hero and his daughter Gigi.
The signed partnership will see the production of sneakers christened Kobe 6 Protro and Mambacita Sweet 16, in honour of the basketball dad-daughter duo.
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The proceeds from the sale of the footwear will be channelled to Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Hoodies sold off in 24 minutes
In a separate story, popular Kenyan website, TUKO.co.ke, reported that the foundation honouring Kobe and Gianna released hoodies celebrating the two and they sold them off in less than 24 minutes.
The hoodies were released on Thursday 24, a symbolic day that represents the numbers the two played on the court.
TMZ reported that Vanessa Bryant donated the hoodies to support the Mamba & Mambacita Sports store launch and the fans were quick to buy them before they ran out.
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