Vanessa Bryant: Kobe's wife renames husband's foundation in memory of daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant: Kobe's wife renames husband's foundation in memory of daughter Gianna

- Vanessa Bryant has renamed Kobe's Mamba Sports Foundation to accommodate her late daughter Gianna's legacy

- The development was an offshoot of the resolution to immortalise Gianna who died in a chopper crash alongside her dad

- Henceforth, Kobe's Mamba Sports Foundation will be addressed as Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation

Vanessa Bryant has renamed her husband Kobe's Mamba Sports Foundation to Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation as the grieving widow of the late NBA legend moves to cement the legacy of her late daughter Gianna.

Bryant tragically died aged 41 in an unfortunate helicopter crash in Calabasas California on Sunday night, January 26.

The NBA legend and business mogul died with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people aboard.

Bryant was on his way to a basketball match when the incident happened and his death has since plunged the sports world into mourning.

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Kobe leaves behind his window Vanessa and his three daughters including Bianca and Natalia, and assets worth a staggering $2 billion.

Petitions are now ongoing calling on NBA body to make 'Mamba' the new face of their logo, with over 18,000 signatures already gathered since the news of his tragic passing broke.

Distraught Venessa has now announced that the Mamba Sports Foundation will be renamed to accommodate her daughter Gianna's name.

In a statement made on her Instagram handle, the 37-year-old widow, however, posited that the name change does not affect the mission.

Venessa expressed gratitude to the world for standing by the family since the departure of her husband and their 13-year-old daughter.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna fondly known as Gigi have finally been laid to rest after involving in a tragic helicopter crash which took their lives.

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The two are understood to have been buried last week after a private family service held in Los Angeles in which they did not allow photographers inside.

According to Daily Mail, the service was held quietly on Friday, February 7, at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California with no photographers present.

Information about the burials was revealed in death certificates issued by Los Angeles' Department of Public Health, listing burial as the type of deposition for the two.

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Source: Legit.ng

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