A worldwide fanbase of NBA fans adores and admires Kobe Bryant. Bryant remains a legendary player for the Los Angeles Lakers having guided the franchise to immense successes. Alongside his talismanic qualities for the Lakers, Kobe also remained a mainstay in the US men’s national basketball teams. Kobe’s family keeps his legacy alive; recently made news headlines for an interesting project.
A recent post on Instagram by Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, featured a commercial for this new project by Adidas. The commercial features, Kobe’s eldest daughter Natalia Bryant, famous singer Beyonce and Brooklyn Nets star James Harden.
Beyonce and Adidas will release the new Ivy Park and Adidas collaboration that is titled Halls of Ivy on December 9.
18-year-old Natalia Bryant stars in the commercial alongside Nets shooting guard Harden. Natalia is an American model at the University of Southern California.
Kobe finished his entire 19-year career with the Lakers. He joined the Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and subsequently won five NBA championships with them. Kobe also was an 18-time All-Star, the 2008 NBA ‘Most Valuable Player’, and a two-time NBA Finals MVP.
Kobe passed away tragically along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California while flying to a Lakers game. The basketball and the sports world at large received the dreadful news of the Lakers’ talisman’s unfortunate death. Kobe was posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tributes and memorials poured in from various corners of the world for the ‘Black Mamba’. The NBA also postponed the Lakers-Clippers game two days after the accident.
Various sports athletes all over the world lamented the five-time NBA champions’ shocking demise. The NBA also renamed the All-Star game MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant’s career.