Vanessa Bryant calls out Nike after her tribute shoe surfaces online without permission

Vanessa Bryant isn't pleased after the footwear she envisioned as a tribute to her late daughter appeared online. She took to social media to react to the photo of a shoe Vanessa helped design for Gianna. "This is a shoe I worked on in honour of my daughter. It was going to be called the MAMBACITA shoe as an exclusive black and white colourway on her daddy's shoes." She continued, "These shoes are NOT approved for sale. I wanted it to be sold to honour my daughter with ALL of the proceeds benefitting our @mambamambacitasports foundation but I did not re-sign the Nike contract to sell these shoes. (The MAMBACITA shoes were not approved to be made in the first place)." Vanessa added that she was confused as to how this individual happened to end up with a pair of the shoes, as they shouldn't be available in stores. On April 19, she wrote on her Instagram story that Nike and the late NBA star had parted ways earlier that month after she and the athlete's estate did not renew the contract.