Vanessa Bryant wants to honor the memory of Gianna and Kobe Bryant in any way possible. On the other hand, it just seems like she can not catch a break.
According to Vanessa Bryant, she created an exclusive Nike shoe to honor Gianni Bryant. The basketball shoe has a black and white color way with Gianna’s jersey number. Even though the shoe is fantastically designed, it seems like Vanessa Bryant did not give Nike the authority to sell these shoes.
The image below leaked on social media, and many Kobe Bryant fans are not happy.
If you guys do not remember, Vanessa Bryant announced that her late husbands estate refused to renew their contract with Nike. This means that Nike can continue to sell manufactured shoes, but it will soon become rare in a couple of years.
“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 @mambacitasportsfoundation but I did not resign the Nike contract.” Vanessa Bryant also added that Nike allegedly has never even sent a pair to her daughters.
Even though it is no clear if Nike is truly at fault, the sports athleisure brand is facing a lot of backlash.