PHOENIX — Around the NBA and WNBA this weekend, we saw countless tributes to Kobe Bryant, who would have turned 42 on August 23.
Bryant died in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of his daughter Gianna and seven other people in January.
Diana Taurasi, who was close with Bryant, spoke at his Staples Center memorial in February and is even nicknamed 'White Mamba.'
She wore a No. 8 jersey bearing Bryant's name for the Mercury's game on Sunday against the Washington Mystics.
Now, the Mercury are auctioning off that game-worn jersey, autographed by Taurasi, with all proceeds benefiting The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. The foundation was created to further the legacy of Kobe and Gianna through charitable endeavors in sports.