Update (3/6/2020): The auction ended on March 6th 2020, 12pm EST, raising US $5,256 for the Mamba On Three fund. Thank you to all those who contributed to this donation.
Amigos, I have a special announcement I wanted to share with you guys.
As athletes, we all strive to be great at our game, but equally as important is how good we are outside the racetrack, off the court, and off the field.
I can’t think of anyone who did this better than Kobe Bryant. He was, what we as athletes, all hope to become one day.
One of the qualities I admired most about him was his unwavering commitment to his team, and his legacy of uniting fans from all races and backgrounds (including the African-American and Hispanic communities) through their love of the sport.
It is my biggest honor to wear these gloves and shoes this weekend in California, as a tribute to Kobe, Gianna, and the seven other victims from the tragic helicopter crash, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Ara Zobayan, Sarah Chester and Payton Chester.
The shoes and gloves will be signed and auctioned (link below), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the MambaOnThree Foundation (kindly set up by Vanessa Bryant to support the families of the victims of the crash.) A guaranteed minimum of $5000 will be donated. Auction ends March 6th, 12pm EST.
A big thank you to Alpinestars (@alpinestars) for the gloves, to Salvador Amezcua (@kickstradomis) for creating this beautiful design, and everyone who helped make this tribute a reality.
Most of all, thank you Kobe for inspiring all of us to be more disciplined, more committed, better individuals. This one’s for you!