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Vanessa Bryant Announces Nike Decision: NBA World Reacts

Vanessa Bryant delivers Hall Of Fame Enshrinement Speech for late husband Kobe Bryant.

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In a surprising turn of events, Vanessa Bryant has decided to re-partner with Nike to design and manufacture the late Kobe Bryant's shoe line.

Vanessa took to Instagram to announce the significant news.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Nike is going to continue!" she said. "I am so proud that my husband’s shoes are still the most worn by players on NBA courts and that the demand for his shoes remain so desired by his fans around the world.

"With this new partnership, fans will soon be able to have access to Kobe and Gigi Nike product for years to come and with Nike donating 100% of the net proceeds yearly for Gianna’s shoes to our Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation (M&MSF).

"I am also grateful that Nike and I will work together to establish a youth basketball center in Southern California that will share the Mamba Mentality with youth athletes for generations to come.

"I know this is an inspiring moment for my husband and daughter’s global fans, and I am very appreciative of each and every one of you! With Gratitude for every fan around the world supporting Kobe and Gigi’s Legacy."

Hoopers everywhere are thrilled with Vanessa's decision to re-up with Nike. The biggest sports apparel brand on the planet will continue designing Kobes in years to come.

We can't wait to see what Nike comes up with. Designers will no doubt continue to honor the late Kobe Bryant and his legacy.