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Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, announced on Thursday that The Mamba Sports Foundation has updated its name to “The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.” The name change in honor of Gianna Bryant:

The tragic news about the passing of Kobe and his daughter Gianna really made an impact on Vanessa and his children, and NBA fans have started to show their love to Kobe and GiGi with several homages around the world.

The Lakers have the best record in the West this season, but no doubt winning the NBA title this season could be a terrific homage to Kobe. Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis were close with Bryant and his passing will undoubtedly motivate them to win it all this year.

The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. Further, the late basketball icon is set to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class later this year.