Vanessa Bryant Approves of Lakers Switch to ‘Black Mamba’ Unis for Game 5

It’s going to Mamba season come Friday night. The Los Angeles Lakers will try to win their 17th NBA championship in Black Mamba fashion.

The Lakers will wear their “Black Mamba” uniforms, which are styled in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, in Game 5 on Friday.

The Lakers are 4-0 this postseason when wearing the Black Mamba uniforms, designed by Nike in collaboration with Bryant.

“Mamba and Mambacita jerseys approved for game 5,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in an Instagram story Wednesday night. “Let’s go @lakers.”

This Lakers team dedicated the rest of the season to Bryant following his death.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles in January.


James and Davis got tattoos in honor of Bryant. The team chants “1-2-3 Mamba!” when breaking huddles.

The legend of the Mamba is definitely on their side.

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