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KOBE BRYANT FANS ARE FURIOUS OVER SPORTS ACADEMY DROPPING ‘MAMBA’ IN HIS HONOR
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Fans of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant are livid over Mamba Sports Academy dropping “Mamba” from their name. The training facility announced they will retire “Mamba” in Kobe’s honor and “raise it to the rafters,” while reverting back to its original name, Sports Academy.

 “Today, with respect for an unparalleled legacy, the Academy will retire the “Mamba” in the Mamba Sports Academy name—to raise it to the rafters, where it belongs. In doing so, Sports Academy will carry on the vision it curated during that special partnership,” a statement from Mamba Sports Academy read.

Despite the Sports Academy ensuring their mission will remain the same after retiring “Mamba” in Kobe’s honor, fans are not buying it and find it downright disrespectful for the 5-time NBA champ. Many took to Twitter to express their disdain for this new development.

 

On January 26, Kobe, 41, his daughter Gianna, 13, along with seven other passengers perished in a tragic helicopter crash on their way to the Mamba Sports Academy center.

What do you think of Mamba Sports Academy retiring “Mamba” in Kobe’s honor?

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