Saturday, May 21, 2022

Vanessa Bryant Launches Mamba and Mambacita Apparel Line in Honor of Kobe and Gianna

Gianna & Kobe Bryant (IG)
Gianna & Kobe Bryant (IG)

*Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her daughter Gianna on what would have been her 15th birthday on Saturday (May 1). Last January, GiGi and her father, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, died with seven others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.

“Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday! ❤️😘I love you!” Vanessa wrote on Instagram alongside a throwback photo of the pair embracing.

“I miss you everyday! I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you,” she added. “I love you Mamacita!”

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In another post, Vanessa, “Today is my Baby’s Birthday. When I thought about how best to celebrate Gianna’s birthday with so many who loved her, I knew it had to be a combination of sharing her bright and fun personality with her sense of purpose and passion that would help make a difference in this world. Gianna was kind, energetic, a leader, and had so much MAMBACITA swag.”

In honor of her husband and daughter, Vanessa has announced the new Mamba and Mambacita apparel line, which launched on Saturday.

In one photo, the mother of four poses with her oldest daughter Natalia, 18, with both in matching black-and-white tie-dyed Mambacita sweatsuits. The no. 2, in honor of Gianna’s basketball jersey number, is printed inside a red heart on the front of the suit’s left pant leg.

In another photo shared on Instagram, 4-year-old Bianka Bryant is wearing a lavender tie-dye print and pink Mambacita sweatsuit. 

All the proceeds from sales of the apparel will be donated to Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Pieces from the Mambacita clothing line are available at


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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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