Happy Mamba Day!

It still doesn’t seem real that Kobe Bryant isn’t alive to witness the Lakers’ current playoff run, and, of course, the growth of his daughters in his beautiful family. Yesterday would have been Kobe’s 42nd birthday.

Both Los Angeles and Orange County, California have recognized today, 8/24, as “Mamba Day” in reference to both jersey numbers that he donned in his great career. Here is a number 8 throwback Kobe jersey from Mitchell and Ness.