LOS ANGELES, September 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The highly anticipated KB24 NFT Art Collection has opened its pre-sale reservations to the general public and it’s sure to be the biggest and biggest drop in NFT history. And all for a good cause.
The team behind the KB24 NFT collection is creating a new space for Kobe Bryant fans to commemorate the legend, while contributing to a cause in his honor – the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was established by the Bryant family to to honour Kobe and his daughter Gianna after their untimely deaths.
KB24.com was formerly Kobe Bryant’s official website, which he used to communicate directly with fans, share gaming news and thoughts, drop off exclusive merchandise, and host a forum that brought fans together. It also allowed fans to enroll in Kobe Basketball Academy, his official camp.
For the past 4 years, the site had been taken and redirected to a malicious website, until the team behind The KB24 NFT bought it a few months ago in an aftermarket sale for a price not disclosed.
“Without hesitation, we knew we had to take the website back and do something big with it. We saw the opportunity to restore the integrity of from Kobe official site and will benefit his foundation forever.”
The KB24 team’s goal for this project is for charitable purposes only, as 100% of all proceeds and revenue from the sale of the KB24 NFT will be donated to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Additionally, any residual fees on The KB24 NFT will be donated, so if ever a fan sells their art, any residual fees from the sale price will automatically be donated to the foundation as well – which is not possible with traditional charity sales. . KB24.com will be making available a one-of-a-kind, limited edition NFT drop – the KB24 NFT – and will donate 100% of all proceeds to Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundationthe association founded in memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating a positive impact for underserved athletes by providing funding and sports programming to enable participation in school and/or league sports that enrich socio-economic and physical development. The foundation is also dedicated to Kobe and Gigi’s vision to create a world where young women have equal opportunity to pursue their dreams through sport and life. The foundation honors their legacy by funding programs that support their vision. And KB24 seeks to help in this mission.
In addition to all sales revenue going to the foundation, any residual fees on The KB24 NFT will also be donated. This means that if a fan sells their art, any residual fees from the sale price will also be automatically donated to the foundation, which is not possible with traditional charity sales.
Watching Kobe Bryant play was what his fans were looking forward to the most. His character, his love for the game and his commitment to the craft have inspired millions and millions of fans around the world. Kobe was their idol. Fans emulated her work ethic and even attempted to track her biphasic sleep cycle. He inspired his fans to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to have the same resilience throughout his career. Now, thanks to the KB24 NFT, fans can have a digital piece of that inspiration to treasure forever.
“The NFT digital art market has exploded in the last year as crypto investors seek to enter the space,” said a representative from the KB24 team. “The possibilities are endless and we want to use this momentum to help fund non-profit organizations working with communities to foster their love for basketball and the sport in general.”
As we enter the metaverse, the NFT world is one of the most interesting spaces right now. Blockchain will open the door to many other exciting projects that can help communities grow in ways that weren’t possible before. The KB24 NFT, being at the forefront of this space, allows the KB24 team to experiment and create a project that will live forever and positively impact children and families through the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.
The KB24 NFT will be made available on Opensea, a platform that allows users to buy and sell directly on the market using smart contracts. Users can buy and sell non-fungible tokens and crypto collectibles, which can include art and collectibles, gaming items, and other blockchain-backed digital assets.
Successful projects, such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Pudgy Penguins and Crypto Kitties, sparked a vision for the KB24 team to take the concept and apply it on a larger scale. The KB24 NFT collection plans to take these successful ideas and projects and use the key concepts used to create a unique experience for Kobe Bryant fans. While simultaneously honoring the deceased athlete and donating proceeds directly to Bryant’s Mamba & Mambacita Foundation to create positive impacts for athletes and young women in sport. The KB24 NFT project hopes to serve as an example for what is possible when the traditional spaces of nonprofits and charities are disrupted, and instead one-off events have perpetual impact.
Every aspect of the KB24 NFT serves to highlight from Kobe great achievements and that the fans are part of it. Each NFT will be 100% unique, with a combination of different attributes representing from Kobe accomplishments, moments in his career and his personality. The KB24 NFT will allow Kobe fans to capture their favorite moments of the Lakers legend, and it will grant them access to Kobe’s Wall which will be publicly hosted, allowing NFT holders to upload their favorite photo or tribute and see it forever by fans owning their own digital assets. The NFT will be the first of its kind to honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant.
the KB24.com Currently taking reservations for the public presale for the launch of the KB24 NFT collection. To join the community and receive updates, we recommend that you register on the KB24.com website and join the Discord community for future updates.