#PLAYGIGISWAY: NBA Players Wear Mambacita ‘Fits In Honor Of Gianna Bryant’s 15th Birthday + Lala & Ciara Celebrate With Vanessa Bryant

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The Golden State Warriors wore Mambacita outfits ahead of their game last night on what would have been Gianna Bryant’s 15th birthday. Gigi’s mom, Vanessa Bryant, celebrated her daughter’s birthday with her besties Lala Anthony and Ciara. Check out the NBA ballers paying tribute to Gigi and a peek at how Vanessa celebrated her late daughter’s birthday inside….

May 1, 2021 would have been Gianna Bryant’s birthday. Sadly, the rising basketball star lost her life last January with her father/NBA icon Kobe Bryant and seven others in a helicopter crash.

In honor of Kobe Bryant’s daughter’s birthday, the Golden State Warriors showed up at the Toyota Center in matching Mambacita outfits before going head-to-head against the Houston Rockets.

On social media, Vanessa thanked the team for honoring her daughter’s legacy:


”Thank you @warriors This is so touching. Happy birthday Gigi #MAMBACITA #2 @mambamambacitasports,” Kobe’s widow wrote in a caption of pictures of the players in the Mambacita ‘fits.

Warriors baller Steph Curry posted a picture of himself wearing his Mambacita outfit with the caption, “The legacy lives on #2! Happy birthday Gianna honored to celebrate you & all that this beautiful game meant to you #PlayGigisway @mambamambacitasports”


Phoenix Suns players and LeBron James also rocked the Mambacita outfits:


“Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi also showed some Mambacita love: 


By the way, Steph and his teammates were in good spirits, dancing it up during the game:

Ha. The Warriors beat the Rockets, 113 – 87.

Before Gigi’s birthday, Vanessa Bryant announced the launch of the Mambacita clothing line, which she started in honor of her daughter, Gianna. The clothing launch comes weeks after Vanessa cut ties with NIKE on her late husband’s behalf.


Mambacita was one of Gigi’s nicknames, which she received as a tribute to her father’s nickname, Mamba. The line was released on May 1st, which would have been Gigi’s 15th birthday.



100% of the proceeds will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, the nonprofit Vanessa started in the memory of Kobe and Gigi to benefit underserved youth in sports.

Yesterday, Lala Anthony and Ciara spent the day with Vanessa Bryant and her daughters, Natalia, Capri and Bianka, to celebrate on what would have been Gigi’s 15th birthday. Get into their cute videos and flicks below:


Glad she’s surrounded by loved ones to help her keep pushing on.

Photo: Lala’s IG

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