The passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant reaches far beyond the basketball world and Beartooth are showing their appreciation through a new shirt.
The band are releasing a t-shirt spoofing the LA Lakers’ colors with a large “B” set to look similar to Bryant’s number eight jersey while 100 percent of proceeds are going towards the Mamba On Three fund.
The band have also released a statement on their decision which you can read below.
“Growing up, we were all fans of Kobe Bryant. Last week’s tragedies effected so many people, us included. To honor the legacy of not only Kobe, his daughter Gianna, but all those who lost their lives, we’re releasing this very special limited edition shirt where we’ll donate 100% of the profits to the #MambaOnThree Fund, which will help support the families affected by this horrific tragedy. The link to our store can directed from the link in our bio as well as our story. #KobeBryant #Mamba #MambaMentality #MambaForever #MambaOut #GirlsDad #NBA”
According to the Mamba On Three website, the organization was created to “honor Team Mamba’s mantra, “Mamba on Three.” It’s with that customary chant for togetherness, sisterhood and the ability to take on every challenge that this Fund was named.”
The fund is honoring the loved ones of the other seven people involved in the crash that haven’t received as much attention as Bryant and his daughter Gianna. All donations to the organization are being directed to their families. You can pick the shirt up here.
Growing up, we were fans of Kobe Bryant. To honor not only his legacy, his daughter Gianna, but all those who lost their lives. We’re releasing this special limited edition shirt where we’ll donate 100% of the proceeds to the #MambaOnThree Fund
— Beartooth (@BEARTOOTHband) January 31, 2020
The band just wrapped up their co-headlining tour with Motionless In White and are heading to Europe with the Amity Affliction soon. You can see those dates below.
02/16 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/17 Vienna, AUT – Arena Wien
02/19 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
02/20 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
02/21 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
02/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/24 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
02/25 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
02/26 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/28 Manchester, UK – Academy
02/29 London, UK – Roundhouse
03/01 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/03 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
03/04 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit
03/05 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
03/06 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
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