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Anthony Davis, Lakers Honor Gianna Bryant by Wearing 'Mambacita' Gear

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Members of the Los Angeles Lakers including Anthony Davis wore pieces from the Mambacita clothing line ahead of Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors.

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Mambacita Forever 🤍 #PlayGigisWay https://t.co/fV3psqSk4a

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Vanessa Bryant recently unveiled the apparel, which honors her late daughter Gianna, after the estate of late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant declined to continue its partnership with Nike.

The Lakers weren't the only team to put the gear on display. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving purchased hoodies for all of his teammates.

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Gigi Forever 🖤🤍 @KyrieIrving gifted Mambacita hoodies for the whole squad. 100% of the proceeds of the collection will support the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, founded in loving memory of Gianna Bryant 🙏 #PlayGigisWay https://t.co/GLDBGaO0NA

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his teammates also showcased the hoodie.

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Mambacita 💜 Stephen, Juan, and Mychal spoke to the media about Gigi’s birthday and her and Kobe’s impact on the game. https://t.co/x84SBvdDIK

According to CNN's Chauncey Alcorn, the Bryant family has filed at least 13 trademarks connected to the Mambacita brand. All of the proceeds from sales of the merchandise will go toward the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.