Lakers to Wear 'Black Mamba' Jerseys Honoring Kobe Bryant on Aug. 24August 18, 2020
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:
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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:
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.