The official Los Angeles Lakers team colors – gold, purple, and black – were featured on the Kobe Bryant-inspired Lamborghini – honoring the sports star and his 13-year-old Gianna after last month’s fatal helicopter crash. Joe Carbonara told TMZ Sports he took his 2015 Lamborghini Huracan to X-Treme Graphics near Chicago to bring his ideas to life.
The Kobe fan, Joe, decided to give his generic silver colored sports car a makeover as he was shattered by the deaths of Kobe and his daughter.
Steve Zielinski, the shop’s owner, spent two days vinyl wrapping the luxury vehicle. He told TMZ: “I had to make sure it was good and not overdone. And, we didn’t charge for it.”
The customized car has the number 24 on both doors, a gold racing stripe, and a mural of the father-daughter duo. Joe nicknamed the Lambo “Kobe24Lambo” and took in on the road during Chicago’s NBA All-Star Weekend. He shared a photo of the finalized work of art in front of Steve’s shop, which was tagged on Instagram as X-treme Graphics & Lettering. However, the car’s uniqueness comes with a massive price tag, as anyone interested in purchasing the Black Mamba inspired Lambo will need to spend around $170,000.Before the strikingly impressive Lambo gets sold, Joe plans to bring it to special events or have it possibly used in music videos as it has been requested by people everywhere, according to TMZ.
NBA All-Star weekend has prompted others to also honor the Lakers legend in their own unique ways. Jennifer Hudson performed a heart-wrenching tribute that honored Kobe, Gianna, and the seven other victims who died on their way to a basketball practice when their chopper came down in fog. Magic Johnson led an eight-second moment of silence to honor Kobe’s first Laker jersey number. Rapper Common, Ludicris, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, and Quavo were all there to perform and show their support at the Celebrity All-Star Game last Friday. Kobe is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three other daughters Natalia Diamante, Bianka Bella, and Capri Kobe.
The heartbroken widow of Kobe revealed her daughter’s basketball jersey is being retired. Vanessa Bryant, 37, remembered Gianna’s “amazing smile” in the devastating tribute post just two weeks after her husband and daughter were killed. Kobe and Gianna, along with seven others, were flying to Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California when the chopper hit fog and crashed into a mountainside in Calabasas on January 26