August 23, today, would have been Kobe Bryant's 42nd birthday.

According to a recent press release, there has been a song entitled "Mamba, We Love You," co-composed by Annalea Diamond and Tony “Raheem” Thomas.

"Kobe B. Bryant was an American professional basketball player, who played his entire 20-season career with the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant nicknamed himself "Black Mamba" in the mid-2000s, and the epithet became widely adopted by Lakers fans, sports writers and enthusiasts and the general public."

Some of the song lyrics are as follows:

“Thinking ‘bout Kobe Bryant, strong like a mighty lion…

Mamba, we love you. Oh Mamba, we love you.

More than a basketball star, he was a family man.

You’ll always be near in our hearts, always and forever.

We celebrate you, miss you, and we’ll never forget you…”

--lyrics from "Mamba, We Love You,” © 2020 by Annalea Diamond and Tony Thomas.

Below is the song in its entirety:

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