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USWNT Star Alex Morgan Reveals Kobe Bryant’s Daughter’s Limited Edition ‘Mambacita Sweet 16’ Shoes

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The tragic death of Kobe Bryant has shaken everyone. On January 26, 2020, nine people, including Bryant and his daughter Gigi, lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash. After this tragic event, Nike paid homage to both by releasing a limited edition, “Mambacita Sweet 16” shoe. They released it to honor Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant on her upcoming 16th birthday. Within minutes, the stock sold out when soccer star Alex Morgan received a pair of Nikes.

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Morgan posted an Instagram story showcasing her new sneakers. Indeed, the shoes look shiny.

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Alex Morgan unveils his latest Mambacita sneakers

She wrote “Thank you Mambacita” and flaunted her shoes on Instagram via the story. The shoes look great with her name Gigi written behind the heel, while a mamba logo proves her mentality just like her dad. Vanessa Bryant took to social media to thank Nike for this clean pair of sneakers and wrote some inspirational words. Bryant mentioned:

“I’m so thrilled with how these Mambacita shoes came out in honor of my daughter, Gigi. The ‘Mambacita Sweet 16’ is inspired by her resilient spirit and the love she had, not just for the game , but also for her family, friends and community.Part of her legacy is to build a better future for all girls and women in sport, one step at a time.

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Just like her father, Gigi wanted to play in the WNBA. Meanwhile, Vanessa had signed an agreement with Nike to create clothes in honor of her husband, nicknamed the “Black Mamba“.

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Special edition cleats from Morgan

Nike always releases special edition shoes in honor of its athletes. Even Morgan got her own pair of cleats as she Mark 100 goals for the USWNT. With colors close to the national team flag, the font of the number resembles the Nike T90 logo. They designed the shoes to strike the ball perfectly and the cleats look very stylish. Thus, it was a tribute from Nike to one of the greatest football players in football history.

LYON, FRANCE – JULY 02: Alex Morgan of USA celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal during the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Semi-Final match between England and USA at Stade de Lyon on July 02, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Likewise, the latest Mambacita collection looks good, as it’s a perfect way to pay homage to Gianna Bryant. Losing both Gigi and Kobe was really tough because it’s a nice move by Nike to give them special edition shoes.

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