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This Tuesday a four-game series will begin between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Anaheim Angels in Los Angeles. And for the Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be very special encounters, as it will honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant with custom shoes for the occasion.
The young star became a Kobe Bryant fan when he lived with his father Vladimir Guerrero in Los Angeles. Remember that the historic Warrior Sr. was an emblem of Anaheim for years.
After the tragic accident that took the lives of “Mamba” and his daughter Gianna, the player from Oaxaca thought of paying tribute to them on the pitch. He will finally carry it out throughout this week.
Guerrero Jr. had two pairs of shoes customized: In the first, black and yellow predominate, and we see Kobe with a Lakers jersey, while Gianna appears with the Mamba Academy jersey.
In the second, iconic images of Kobe with Gianna are the protagonists: one, celebrating the Lakers title in 2009, and the other, of both watching an NBA game in the front row. The color purple predominates.
This last pair will be delivered to Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, as reported by the TMZ portal.
Vladdy got some custom Kobe and Gianna cleats for his trip to Southern California ❤️ @brkicks
– B / R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) August 10, 2021
The art of the shoes is hand painted, and it took about 60 hours. They are ready to use from this day on. Great gesture by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.