As announced by the team ahead of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers will don ‘Black Mamba edition’ jerseys in celebration of Mamba Week.
Kobe Bryant would have been 42 years old as of yesterday. The 20-year Lakers legend tragically died in a helicopter crash on 26th January this year along with his daughter and 6 others.
The whole of the NBA fraternity has been affected by his departure. The very best players in today’s NBA grew up idolizing the Black Mamba and swear by the Mamba mentality. Numerous tributes lined up for him, including an All Star game themed on his legacy.
Where to buy Kobe Black Mamba jerseys?
The Kobe Mamba Day jersey is available on the NBA store and on the Fanatics store currently. More vintage Lakers jerseys have been added to the catalogue, including a throwback from Kobe’s rookie year. These are all priced in the neighbourhood of $300.
This Kobe ‘Mamba Day’ jersey has, as you can see, has a snakeskin design. It is predominantly black, with a bright golden colouring around the jersey number, the collar and the sleeves. It’s one of the most picturesque jerseys ever made, and Lakers fans are expected to bag this Nike Black Mamba jersey in droves.
Lakers to wear Nike Black Mamba Edition jerseys today
A new special edition jersey will hit stores today, which has been declared as ‘Kobe Bryant Day’ in Orange County and Los Angeles.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 24, 2020
This Lakers Black Mamba jersey will first be donned by the team in their game against the Portland Trail Blazers today. Mamba Day is a befitting occasion for the unveiling of this jersey in the public eye.