Panini Authentic Offers Special ‘Mamba Out’ Collection to Honor Kobe’s Final Game
“Mamba Out.” Two little words. One epic meaning.
It was the last thing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant said to a rapt full house inside Staples Center just minutes after scoring 60 points in his final NBA game. Instantly, “Mamba Out” became a social media phenomenon, the hashtag punctuator for the seemingly countless millions who that night and in the weeks afterward took to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat to show appreciation for the incomparable Black Mamba.
Today, thanks to Panini Authentic, “Mamba Out” also becomes a captivating inscription for a new line of Bryant-autographed items honoring the NBA icon and future Hall of Famer. In a recent sit-down with Bryant, Panini Authentic officials had the superstar ink his now-famous farewell phrase to a Spalding basketball and two different Lakers Swingman jerseys. Also added to the Panini Authentic Kobe Bryant Collection today: A unique autographed Timeline photograph.
You can check out all of the newest Bryant-signed pieces now by visiting the Panini Authentic Website. We showcase some of them in the gallery below.