Gianna “Gigi” Bryant was destined for greatness, thanks to her iconic father Kobe Bryant.
Kobe filed a trademark for his daughter Gigi’s nickname, "Mambacita," on Dec. 30, 2019, less than a month before their untimely deaths in a helicopter crash, according to files obtained by E! News.
According to E! News, the Laker legend, nicknamed “The Black Mamba,” intended to put “Mambacita” on a select athletic apparel, like shirts, shorts, hats, jerseys, and sweatpants.
Bryant often referred to his 13-year-old daughter, who was a talented basketball player herself, as #Mambacita quite often on his Instagram.
On Sunday (Jan. 26) Kobe and Gianni were both killed in a tragic helicopter crash with 7 others while headed to a basketball tournament at Mamba Academy.
BET continues to send prayers to Vanessa Bryant and their family and to the other victims families.
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