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Diana Taurasi wears No. 8 jersey for Kobe’s birthday

It was a very special weekend for fan’s of Kobe Bryant. August 23rd would have been Kobe’s 42nd birthday, and the tributes came pouring in.

Today also happens to be Kobe Bryant day, 8/24.

Taurasi, who is known as the White Mamba, after the nickname was given to her by Kobe, showed off her love for Kobe by wearing his #8 jersey.

The autographed jersey will be auctioned off to benefit the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Taurasi was also among the speakers at Kobe’s public memorial in February.

Kobe was a fan of the WNBA like no other. He was a huge advocate for women’s sports, and he made such a huge impact on so many players.

He will surely be missed and remembered forever.