Report: Lakers to honor Kobe with ‘Black Mamba jersey’ later in playoffs

Kobe Bryant jersey
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Kobe Bryant had his hands on everything in the Lakers’ organization — even including uniform design.

We may get to see his work again. If the Lakers advance past Portland in the first round of the playoffs at the NBA restart, the team will break out its Black Mamba Jersey — in part designed by Kobe — to honor the Laker legend, reports Brodrick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

The jersey was co-designed by Bryant and it features a snakeskin print on the outside with black interior and 16 stars on the side panels. The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships, and Bryant played on five of those title-winning teams.

Here’s a look at the jersey Kobe helped design (what is now called the Black Mamba).

Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in January.