Netease Sports reported on September 30:
According to the Associated Press, the Lakers will wear a black Mamba jersey in Game 2 and Game 7 (if necessary) of the Finals to pay tribute to Kobe, who was unfortunately killed in January this year.
At the same time, reports revealed that the Lakers will wear a gold jersey in the first Finals, while the Heat will wear a black jersey.
In this year’s playoffs, the Lakers wore black Mamba jerseys and went into battle three times. They were Game 4 against the Trail Blazers in the first round, Game 2 against the Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals, and Game 2 against the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Maintain a complete victory in the game.
The head of the Lakers star Anthony Davis said that it is their glory to wear a black Mamba jersey. They play with pride every time and show extra energy and effort.
"Wearing his jersey to play, we will play a very high level, if we lose in such a game, we will feel let him down. We want to make him proud." Davis said.
There is no doubt that after Kobe's death, the Lakers have repeatedly stated that they will fight for Kobe for the rest of the season, for his 17th championship in Lakers history. Now, they have occupied the stage of the finals, not far from the championship.