The Los Angeles Lakers could be sporting an old jersey with a very new meaning in the NBA playoffs.
If the Lakers advance past the Portland Trailblazers in the first round, the team plans to wear its “Black Mamba” jerseys in honor of the late Kobe Bryant in the following rounds, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. This is according to Brad Turner:
Sources: If Lakers advance past 1st round of playoffs over Portland, they plan to wear the Black Mamba jersey in honor of Kobe Bryant in following rounds. Jersey features a snakeskin print on the outside. Bryant, daughter Gianna and 7 others died in a helicopter crash in January.
These are some of the most popular jerseys amongst Lakers fans and now it takes on a whole new meaning with the passing of Kobe. Designed by Bryant, the black jersey features a snakeskin pattern with yellow accents and 16 stars representing the team’s 16 championships.
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