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Diana Taurasi Honors Kobe by Wearing No. 8 'Bryant' Jersey During Tonight's Game

August 23, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

During tonight's game against the Washington Mystics, which tipped off moments ago on FOX Sports Arizona, 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 today. 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 tonight's game, Diana's game-worn No. 8 'BRYANT' jersey will be signed and available for auction beginning tonight 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: All proceeds from the winning bidder will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Led by the All-Star duo of Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith, the Mercury continue their quest for a league-tying fourth WNBA Title on August 26 against the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. PT.

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