Check out the “Black Mamba” look — uniforms that were actually inspired by and co-designed by Kobe a few years before he passed.
The design is sweet — black uniforms with a snakeskin print … featuring 16 stars on the side to represent the 16 Lakers championships.
The team is set to debut the new threads on Kobe Bryant Day — 8/24 — against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of their playoff series, according to the NBA’s “Lockervision” website.
The jerseys will also include a special patch on the right shoulder to honor Gigi — featuring her #2 in a white heart.
Vanessa gave a sneak peek at the threads on her Instagram stories Monday and they’re awesome.
As for the date, 8/24 has already been declared Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, where Kobe and Gigi lived.
The date represents the two jersey numbers Kobe wore during his 20-year run with the Lakers … 8 and 24.
Nike, meanwhile, is giving Kobe his own memorial week starting on 8/23 (Bryant’s birthday) … with reps from the Swoosh saying they’ll honor the Lakers legend all week with special programming and merch.
Kobe and Gianna — along with 7 others — died in a helicopter crash back in January.
Gianna was only 13-years-old. Kobe would have turned 42 this coming Sunday.