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“Mamba & Gigi”

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CrossFit Invictus Memorial WOD for Kobe Bryant

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  • AMRAP in 18 minutes
  • 5 Ring Muscle-Ups
  • 8 Power Cleans (185/125 lb)
  • 24 Box Jumps (30/24 in)
  • 13 Burpees

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Background: Dedicated to Kobe Bryant, “the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, [who] was killed Sunday [January 26, 2020] when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with three others.” –@latimes

A version of this workout (“Mamba”) was first posted by CrossFit Invictus @crossfitinvictus (San Diego, CA, USA) as their workout of the day for April 13, 2016, when the gym celebrated the NBA legend’s career following his retirement in 2016 after 20 years in the league. They posted this updated version to pay tribute to Bryant and his daughter Gigi who died alongside him.

18 minutes for his 18 consecutive All-Star game appearances, 5 ring muscle-ups for the 5 NBA championship rings he earned with the Lakers, 8 power cleans for his jersey number from 1997-2006, 24 box jumps for his jersey number from 2006-2016, and 13 burpees for Gigi’s age when the accident happened.

See also: All Kobe Bryant WODs

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