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Vanessa Bryant honors Gianna with the change to the Kobe Bryant Foundation

Vanessa Bryant honors Gianna with the change to the Kobe Bryant Foundation”

The MambaOnThree Fund has also been created to support the families of the other victims of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna, Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan.

Gianna shared the same love for basketball as her dad, and she wanted to someday play for the University of CT.

Bryant's wife, Vanessa, made the announcement on Instagram Thursday but said the mission of the foundation will stay the same.

"Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation", Vanessa captioned an Instagram photo of the charity's new logo.

Team LeBron, which will wear No.2 to honor Gianna Bryant, will face Team Giannis, which will No.24 to honor Kobe Bryant. It's been nearly three weeks since the Los Angeles Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

The funeral comes as a public memorial is set to be held on February 24 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, where Kobe played professional basketball with the LA Lakers for the entirety of his career.

Additional special elements during TNT's NBA All-Star Game presentation will include a Los Angeles Lakers-themed tribute to Bryant within the virtual shot clock - displaying a combination of gold and purple accents at 24 seconds and eight seconds remaining on the clock during the fourth quarter, representing Bryant's jersey numbers.

Bryant passed the love for the game to Gianna, who aspired to one day play basketball for the University of CT.



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