Mercury guard and WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi honored the late Kobe Bryant by wearing a No. 8 ‘BRYANT’ jersey on what would have been his 42nd birthday yesterday. A strong advocate, supporter, and ally of the WNBA and women’s basketball as a whole, Kobe deemed Diana the ‘White Mamba’, as the two always held a close relationship throughout the years.
Following the game, Diana’s game-worn No. 8 ‘BRYANT’ jersey will be signed and available for auction beginning August 23rd and running through Tuesday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Phoenix Time (8 p.m. EST). Fans can visit Phoenix Mercury Twitter or Instagram for more information on how to bid on this absolutely one of a kind item (the link to the auction site is: http://www.biddingforgood.com/phoenixsuns/taurasibryant). All proceeds from the winning bidder will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.