Tag: Vanessa Bryant

Following Split With Nike, Vanessa Bryant Honors Gianna’s 15th Birthday With Philanthropic ‘Mambacita’ Line

Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On May 1, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant—also nicknamed “Mambacita” for the love of basketball she shared with her father, NBA legend Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant—would’ve turned 15 years […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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It Looks Like Kobe, Nike Are Headed for Divorce

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) Prior to his tragic death in January of 2020, there were rumors that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had every intention of severing his long-standing relationship with Nike. How do I know this? Because psssst…I reported on it in December. Advertisement And now four months later, ESPN and CBS […]

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Vanessa Bryant Released The Names Of The L.A. Deputies Who Took Photos Of Kobe’s Crash Site

The aftermath of the helicopter crash that ended Kobe Bryant’s life and that of his daughter continues, but the latest news is from Kobe’s late wife, Vanessa Bryant. In a series of Instagram posts, Bryant unveiled details of a lawsuit against the L.A. County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments due to their mismanagement of the crash […]

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Kyrie Irving, Vanessa Bryant Push for Kobe Bryant to Become the NBA’s New Logo

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Once upon a time, back when black and white TVs were still a thing and the 3-point-line was not, there was a bad motherfucker who played for the Minneapolis Los Angeles Lakers. His name was Jerry West. With his tenacious defense, clutch shooting, and unparalleled work ethic, the East Bank, […]

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‘This Lacks Respect And Tact’: Vanessa Bryant Gathers Meek Mill After Disrespectful Kobe Bryant Lyric

NewsOne Featured Video Vanessa Bryant was rudely interrupted from grieving her late husband, former NBA star Kobe Bryant, after rapper Meek Mill placed himself in the center of controversy, playing off of Bryant’s untimely death. Last week rapper Lil Baby’s song “Don’t Worry” leaked, featuring a verse from the Philly rapper that quickly went viral. […]

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Kobe Bryant’s Widow Vanessa Bryant Slams Mother’s ‘Hurtful’ Lawsuit To ‘Extort’ Her Family

NewsOne Featured Video Source: FREDERIC J. BROWN / Getty Kobe Bryant‘s widow has addressed what appears to be a worsening rift between her and her mother in the aftermath of her famous husband’s tragic death earlier this year. Back in September, Vanessa Bryant said she was blindsided by her mother airing her family’s business to […]

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Kobe Bryant Crash Prompts New California Law Aimed at First Responders

Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Getty Images) On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) approved a bill that makes it illegal for first responders to take unauthorized pictures of deceased people at crime and accident scenes. The bill was prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. Advertisement Shortly after […]

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LA County Sheriff Calls Out LeBron James to Match Reward for Shooting, Vanessa Bryant Kindly Reminds Sheriff He’s a Whole-Ass Hypocrite

Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Getty Images) I believe the phrase is: “He tried it.” On Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva did something that should come as a surprise to nobody—and by nobody, I mean Black folks. In being acutely aware of LeBron James’ penchant for calling out racial inequity and police misconduct, Villanueva called […]

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Los Angeles City Council Announces Street Will Be Renamed Kobe Bryant Boulevard: ‘He Is the City’

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) In NBA circles, Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles is commonly known as The House That Kobe Built. And now a portion of Figueroa Street in its immediate vicinity will be renamed after one of the greatest professional athletes who ever lived. Advertisement ESPN reports that on Monday, celebrated locally […]

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Vanessa Bryant Celebrates ‘Kobe Bryant Day’ With Tributes To Her Late Husband And Daughter

Source: (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby) / (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby) Vanessa Bryant continues to remember her husband and daughter after their tragic death with tributes on social media. On August 23, Kobe Bryant would have been 42 years old, and various celebrities remembered the basketball star and sent condolences […]

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