(VIDEO) Nike And Kendrick Lamar Wish Kobe Bryant A Happy 42nd Birthday


( ENSPIRE Trending News ) Nike Releases A Surprise Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality Video

On August 23rd a day that would have been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd Birthday, Nike and Kendrick Lamar teamed up to release a surprise Mamba Mentality video to celebrate the Laker Great. 

Releasing the less than two-minute video on Twitter, the video is narrated by Grammy-nominated rapper, Kendrick Lamar and features clips of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who both died on Jan. 26 in Calabasas, Calif. in a helicopter crash on their way to Mamba Academy. 

“Kobe taught us to be better,” Nike captioned in their tweet. “A better scorer, better mentor, better father, better champion. Today, on his birthday, we continue his endless pursuit of better.

Vanessa Bryant posted a loving, heart-wrenching message to her late husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna on what would have been the NBA star’s 42nd birthday on Sunday. “To my baby Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh.”

“I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way.”