obe Bryant is pictured with his daughter Gianna at the WNBA All Star Game at Mandalay Bay Events Center in July 2019

Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy is now Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy to honor his daughter Gianna Bryant, his widow Vanessa announced on Instagram.
Kobe and Gianna were among the nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26.
Gianna shared the same love for basketball as her dad, and she wanted to someday play for the University of Connecticut.

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Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy has been renamed Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation to honor his daughter Gianna, Bryant’s widow Vanessa shared in an Instagram post on Thursday.

In her post Vanessa wrote, “Because there is no #24 without #2.” “Mambacita” was Gianna’s nickname; Kobe’s was “The Black Mamba.”

Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Our mission remains the same – and stronger than ever – to provide opportunities to young people through sports. Thank you all for the outpouring of support and your kind donations to date as we carry forth Kobe and Gigi’s legacy.. We hope to empower young athletes in a world they left us all to help shape. #Mamba #Mambacita #wings @mambamambacitasports

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