As Laser Lights Covered LA Skies, Kobe Bryant’s Daughter’s Snakeskin Dedication to $4.8 Billion Franchise Will Leave You Impressed

Published 09/04/2023, 12:56 AM EDT

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Kobe Bryant had a lasting impact on the city of Los Angeles and was often spotted cheering for different LA sports franchises. His legacy has been carried forward by his wife and three remaining daughters. Vanessa Bryant and her daughters were the guests of honor at the LA Dodgers’ ‘Lakers Night‘ recently. From Natalia throwing the first pitch to Bianka announcing the commencement of the game, the Bryants surely had a special night. However, what caught the eyes of many was the rather chic footwear donned by Kobe’s offspring.

There are only a select few in the basketball world who have gotten the honor of their very own sneaker brand. Nike’s ‘Kobe’ line remains one of the most sought-after footwear in the basketball world. His oldest daughter was spotted in an unreleased colorway of Kobe sneakers in an ode to a different ball team in the city of Los Angeles.

Natalia’s Kobe Bryant tribute to the Dodgers


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Kobe Bryant’s family was hosted at the Dodger Stadium by the $4.8 billion franchise on a night of celebration on September 1. A spectacular light and drone show took place before the game in honor of the Black Mamba before the Dodgers took on the Atlanta Braves. Moreover, what caught the attention of many was the exquisite piece of footwear put on by the 20-year-old Natalia Bryant.

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Natalia Bryant put on the brand new Nike Kobe 6 Proto in an impressive blue colorway. The sneakers with the snakeskin texture were an ode to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After their first-ever public appearance, the Protos might become one of the most sought-after sneakers in the country.


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The Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Dodgers’ features a faux snakeskin-inspired upper in Dodgers blue, contrasted by white laces, midsoles, as well as the Nike and Kobe logos. The chef’s kiss for the shoe is the red stitching around the tongues, which is an obvious nod to baseball.

Natalia might have been at her fashionable best, but the spotlight was completely stolen by her younger sibling as the crowd gave a thunderous applause for her adorable announcement.


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Bianka Bryant garners heavy praise

While Natalia pitched before the game, the spotlight was stolen by a younger member of the Bryant family. The six-year-old Bianka Bryant made a special announcement before the game started. Bianka announced, “It’s time for Dodgers Baseball!”

The crowd responded with a loud and deafening applause for the youngster. The Bryant household continues to be one of the most loved families in LA. Even though Kobe is not here anymore, the people of LA make sure that his family always feels at home.


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Written by:

Aaditya Negi


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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.
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Pragya Vashisth