Not only are the Miami Heat down 3-1 in the 2020 NBA Finals, but now there’s news that the Los Angeles Lakers are planning on wearing their special “Black Mamba” edition of their jerseys for Game 5 on Friday night.
As Jimmy Butler might say, “We’re in trouble.”
The Lakers are 4-0 this season when they wear the special edition threads designed by the late Kobe Bryant himself. The players — including LeBron James and Anthony Davis — have spoken about how Bryant is on their minds when they play in the jerseys, with Davis yelling “KOBE!” after hitting a game-winner over the Denver Nuggets while in a Black Mamba jersey.
Vanessa Bryant approved on Instagram:
It’s worth noting that the jerseys are scheduled to be worn in Game 7 as well, but the thinking of course that they’ll look to end the Finals before then.