In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammate Anthony Davis (3) after an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 105-103. | Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press
The Los Angeles Lakers will switch jerseys in potential title-clinching game.
The Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to win the NBA Championship Friday in their Black Mamba jerseys — one final tribute to the late Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant.
The Lakers plan to wear their “Black Mamba” jerseys during Game 5 Friday night. The team can clinch the NBA title with a win.
The team planned to wear the jerseys during Game 2 and Game 7 of the series, The Associated Press reports. But the Lakers switched to Game 5 because they know they can clinch the title.
The Lakers are 4-0 when wearing the Black Mamba jerseys.
“Mamba and Mambacita jerseys approved for game 5,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in an Instagram story Wednesday, according to ESPN. “Let’s go @lakers.”
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 7, 2020
LeBron James was asked about the jerseys after the Lakers won Game 2 while wearing the uniforms, according to Yahoo! Sports.
“It’s always special to represent someone that meant so much, not only to the game but also to the Lakers organization for 20-plus years. For us to honor him, being on the floor, this is what it’s all about.
“We’re thinking about the Bryant family, of Vanessa and them daughters. They’re with us, we’re with you guys, we love you guys and hopefully, we’re making them proud by wearing these uniforms tonight and throughout the course of the postseason.”
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant died on Jan. 26 in a tragic helicopter accident.
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News