•Vanessa says sneaker not approved to be sold

Vanessa Bryant and late Kobe Bryant
Vanessa Bryant and late Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant wife to late basketballer Kobe Bryant has called out Nike to explain why 'Mambacita' shoes have been released without notifying her.

Vanessa said she custom made the shoes to pay tribute to her husband Kobe and daughter Gigi following their death last year in a plane crash.

"It appears someone already has Gigi’s MAMBACITA shoe in their possession. If someone can share how they have these shoes in their possession, that would be great because my daughters and I don’t have any of Gigi’s MAMBACITA shoes." she wrote

In an Instagram post, she explained that she had not renewed Kobe's contract with the company.

Vanessa's post
Vanessa's post

According to Vanessa, she decided not to sell these shoes that she designed.