Lakers to Wear 'Black Mamba' Jerseys Honoring Kobe Bryant on Aug. 24

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 18, 2020

Sacramento Kings' DaQuan Jeffries, left, defends against Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
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The Los Angeles Lakers will wear the special-edition "Black Mamba" jerseys in honor of Kobe Bryant on Aug. 24, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

Dave McMenamin @mcten

The Lakers will wear their “Black Mamba” alternative jerseys on 8/24 for Game 4 of the first round against Portland, according to the NBA’s Lockervision website. Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, shared an image of the uniform, including a white heart patch with the No. 2 for Gigi https://t.co/QKGVmhnOXB

ESPN's Nick DePaula offered another look at the unis:

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula

Nike will also be releasing a dual 8/24 “Black Mamba” Lakers jersey during “Mamba Week,” celebrating both chapters of Kobe Bryant’s career. https://t.co/G2zq34Pqox

And Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times noted that the jerseys feature a "snakeskin print on the outside," a nod to Bryant's "Black Mamba" nickname. 

Game 4 of the team's opening-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers is scheduled for Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.