Vanessa Bryant announced the news on Thursday, February 13, sharing the company’s new name and black and white logo.
“Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation,” she wrote in the caption, referring to the Lakers icon’s number 24 jersey, and to Gianna’s number 2.
RadarOnline.com readers know Gianna — nicknamed Gigi — played for the Lady Mavericks, a girls’ basketball team coached by Kobe. The teen, 13, was quickly following in her father’s footsteps, and was reportedly on her way to play pro basketball for the WNB.
The father-daughter dup died in a horrific helicopter crash, along with seven others, on January 26, in Calabasas, California. They were headed to a practice game at Kobe’s sports foundation. Kobe was 41.