“Happy birthday Gianna Bryant!”: LeBron James, Stephen Curry and other stars honor Kobe Bryant’s late daughter by wearing the “Mambacita” clothing line on her 15th birthday

Advait Jajodia
|Published May 02, 2021

Kobe’s late daughter Gianna Bryant would’ve ben 15 today. NBA stars from over the League honored her by wearing the “Mambacita” clothing line.

There was no player who was more dedicated or driven than Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. For two decades, Bryant instilled the “Mamba Mentality” in all of his fans while preaching it himself. Having one of the biggest impacts today, and seeing his successful career, it is obvious why the Black Mamba was compared to Michael Jordan for the GOAT debate.

Kobe Bryant loved playing the sport. It was his competitive spirit that kept him engaged in the game for 20 years as a player. But, we all know, the Mamba was having a pretty successful retirement too. He won an Oscar for his short animated film and even was a celebrated businessman.

If there was one thing which the Hall-Of-Famer loved more than the sport, was his family. Post his retirement, it was evident that Bryant was spending and enjoying the time he had with his wife and daughters. However, back on 27th January 2020, Kobe and his second-oldest daughter, Gianna Bryant meet with a tragic helicopter crash killing them and seven others.

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NBA stars honour Gianna Bryant by wearing the “Mambacita” clothing line on her 15th birthday

Gianna, who herself wanted to fill in for her father’s shoes, was very intrigued by the game. Kobe and Gigi were often spotted at various basketball matches – NBA or WNBA or even college basketball, grasping as much knowledge as they could.

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However, Gigi would’ve celebrated her 15th birthday on May 1st. The NBA brotherhood paid tribute to the legend’s daughter by honouring her, wearing the “Mambacita” clothing line. The line, started by Vanessa and Natalia Bryant, in her honour promised to donate 100% of the sales proceeds to Kobe’s foundation – the “Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation”.

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LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Devin Booker and many more honoured Gianna.

“The legacy lives on #2! Happy birthday Gianna 🙏🏽 honored to celebrate you & all that this beautiful game meant to you #PlayGigisway”

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Clearly, Kobe and his daughter’s death affected millions around the world.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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