Vanessa Bryant is launching the Mambacita clothing line.
Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, wants Nike to explain why the Mambacita sneakers that she worked on to honor her daughter have been released without her permission.
In an Instagram post Thursday morning, Vanessa Bryant said she was upset that the black-and-white shoes, with the names “Kobe” and “Gigi” engraved on them, were released when neither she nor her other daughters had received pairs.
Gianna Bryant, who has the nicknames “Mambacita” and “Gigi,” died in the helicopter crash that killed her father, Kobe Bryant, in January 2020.
Vanessa Bryant had been working with Nike on a deal to…