The Yummy hitmaker buys the one-of-a-kind piece by artists Emily Bright and Tamara Marti to help raise funds for the late NBA legend’s Mamba on Three foundation.

AceShowbizJustin Bieber splashed $1,200 (£926) on a piece of Kobe Bryant tribute art to raise funds for the late sportsman’s Mamba on Three fund – established by his wife Vanessa Bryant following the tragic incident.

The former Los Angeles Lakers player died in a helicopter crash last month, alongside his teenage daughter Gianna and seven other victims.

In a bid to support the families affected by the crash, artists Emily Bright and Tamara Marti created a collection of five tribute pieces to raise funds, with 24 percent of the profits going to the foundation.

While each of the five one-of-a-kind pieces sold for $1,200, they also produced 260 mini versions of his Mamba bear during their limited two day sale, which sold for $200 (£154) each.

In total, they made an impressive $52,000 (£40,115), and donated 24 percent, $12,480 (£9,628), to the organisation.

The Idiot Box owners later shared a shot of the “Yummy” singer’s new piece hanging on his wall at home. The cartoon artwork sees the bubbly looking bear wearing Kobe’s original number eight jersey while playing ball for the Lakers.

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