Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gigi dribbles in for a score as the newly crowned Mambacita. Image via Instagram

As a hashtag, #Mambacita has been used as far back as November 2014. But as a nickname for Kobe Bryant’s budding hoops star daughter, it’s now scoring bigly.

On Sunday, the Lakers legend posted two videos on Instagram showing him being schooled by 11-year-old Gianna, who goes by “Gigi.”

The New York Post said: “In one video, Gianna … shows off her flawless stroke as she drains a shot. In another, she beats him with a pump fake and hits a layup.”

Known as The Black Mamba, Bryant christened his middle daughter “Mambacita.”

“According to the NBA legend, today’s peek into the daddy-daughter workouts was inspired by the WNBA finals, where the Minnesota Lynx are taking on the Los Angeles Sparks for the second year in a row,” the Post said.

But props to @Josuee_ener of Los Angeles and @KobeBryantsFan for first adding the Spanish diminutive “cita” to Mamba.

(But @Mambacita is available!)

Gigi working on that stroke #wristwork #wnbafinals

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@wnba finals rematch got us hype! A lil one on one with my baby Gigi #footwork #stringmusic #mambacita

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