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Vanessa Bryant Calls Out Nike for Seemingly Distributing Gianna's Tribute Shoe Without Permission

Vanessa Bryant Calls Out Nike for Seemingly Distributing Gianna's Tribute Shoe Without Permission

Vanessa Bryant is rightfully demanding answers from Nike after it appeared as if someone had gotten their hands on one of the shoes she worked on to honor her late daughter, Gianna.

Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna (aka Gigi) passed away in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020.

Click inside to read what Vanessa Bryant had to say to Nike…

Vanessa called out Nike when she saw a shoe in the possession of someone who should not have a pair.

“This is a shoe I worked on in honor of my daughter, Gianna,” Vanessa wrote on Instagram. “It was going to be called the MAMBACITA shoe as an exclusive black and white colorway on her daddy’s shoes. I picked the colors in honor of her uniform, the number 2 she wore just like her uniform, the inside pattern, Kobe and Gigi on the back in gold instead of Kobe’s signature, the inside shoe details (butterfly, wings, halo), etc.”

Vanessa added, “The MAMBACITA shoes are NOT approved for sale. I wanted it to be sold to honor my daughter with ALL of the proceeds benefitting our @mambamambacitasports foundation but I did not re-sign the Nike contract to sell these shoes. (The MAMBACITA shoes were not approved to be made in the first place.) Nike has NOT sent any of these pairs to me and my girls.”

“I do not know how someone else has their hands on shoes I designed in honor of my daughter, Gigi and we don’t,” she added. “I hope these shoes did not get sold. @nike.”

Vanessa recently posted a tribute to Gianna on what would have been Gianna‘s 15th birthday.

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