Fashion, News, Sneakers, Sports

Nike To Celebrate Kobe Bryant’s Legacy This Week #MambaWeek

Earlier this year, we lost a legend. The tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and several others on January 26th put a screeching halt on the world of sports and the whole world in general as the hoops community froze in shock. Since then, it’s been an ongoing mourning period, and finally, Nike has announced its plans to honor the Black Mamba with a full week dedicated to continuing his lasting legacy.  Beginning tomorrow, August 23rd, Mamba Week will move forward with three key efforts – a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, the continued support of the Mamba League, and special retail drops. Continue reading “Nike To Celebrate Kobe Bryant’s Legacy This Week #MambaWeek”

Interview, Video

Kobe Bryant on Anthony Davis Trade Request, Impact of Mamba Sports Academy + James Harden Stats

Legendary Laker Kobe Bryant and Mamba Academy C.E.O Chad Faulkner talk with Jeff G of The Cruz Show on the importance of the Sports Academy, which focuses on developing youth as individuals and athletes. Bryant also chops it up about the incredible season James Harden is currently having as well as his position on the Anthony Davis fine, LeBron James’ Netflix project and more.
Continue reading “Kobe Bryant on Anthony Davis Trade Request, Impact of Mamba Sports Academy + James Harden Stats”

Fashion, Sneakers

Nike Kobe A.D. “University Red”

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More new colorways of the Nike Kobe A.D. are due out later this month, with a “University Red” iteration set to debut next week.

Bursting with tonal goodness at the hands of a vibrant red hue, mesh construction and Zoom Air cushioning ensure performance detailing is at a premium while the look itself is similar to past PEs crafted for DeMar DeRozan. See for yourself below and expect the Nike Kobe A.D. “University Red” in stores on January 20th. Continue reading “Nike Kobe A.D. “University Red””

Interview, Video

Video: Kobe Bryant “Exit Interview”

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Just days before he was to play his final game, Kobe Bryant puts his amazing career in perspective. Continue reading “Video: Kobe Bryant “Exit Interview””

Interview, Sports, Video

Video: NBA Diary: Thierry Henry – One on One with Kobe Bryant

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Thierry Henry talks with Kobe Bryant about his retirement, greatest moments as a Laker, being a Laker for life and more. Continue reading “Video: NBA Diary: Thierry Henry – One on One with Kobe Bryant”

Sports, Video

Video: Kobe Bryant Talks About His Decision To Retire At Season’s End

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After announcing his retirement and finishing the Lakers’ game vs the Pacers, Kobe Bryant sat down with the media and talked about his decision to retire. You can read his full retirement letter here. Continue reading “Video: Kobe Bryant Talks About His Decision To Retire At Season’s End”

News

Kobe Bryant Covers BlackRainbow Magazine ‘Basketball’ Issue

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French creative imprint BlackRainbow unveils the cover of their latest “Basketball” themed issue, featuring Los Angeles Lakers’ own Kobe Bryant. The issue offers an in-depth profile on the Lakers star, who also talks about the launch of his latest Kobe X sneaker collaboration with Nike, and includes a feature on Basketball legend Michael Jordan, a photo editorial by renowned French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne and exclusive artwork by NYC-based artist Slvstr. Continue reading “Kobe Bryant Covers BlackRainbow Magazine ‘Basketball’ Issue”

Sneakers, Video

Video: The Kobe Prelude VIII

Contemporary design illuminated a contemporary of the game, and took Kobe’s time away from the court to reflect on how he will return to it. Kobe discusses the challenge he had to accept and what the Kobe Prelude VIII signifies to him.

Sports, Video

Video: Nike Basketball: #COUNTONKOBE

Count on the sun to shine. Count on the rain to fall. Count on snakes to bite. Count on grass to grow. Count your blessings. Count on Kobe.

Sneakers

Nike Kobe 8 “Python”

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The Nike Kobe 8 “Python” sees a new skin on the latest System. This colorway carries a combination of tan and brown hues on the upper, set off by red branding. Engineered mesh, Lunarlon inserts, and an XDR outsole hold down the technical end on this upcoming Mamba makeup. Continue reading “Nike Kobe 8 “Python””

Sneakers

Nike Air Force 1 Hi Kobe Pack

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The strong Air Force 1 push by Nike continues into Spring 2013 with the release of the Nike Air Force 1 Hi Kobe Pack. Pairing the iconic high top sneaker with Kobe Bryant, results in two premium versions that impress with quality materials, innovative details and an overall solid outcome. The pack consists of a purple suede version of the sneaker with tonal rope piping and a summit white version with silver rope piping. Continue reading “Nike Air Force 1 Hi Kobe Pack”

Sneakers, Video

Nike Introduces Kobe 8 System [Video]

The KOBE 8 SYSTEM brings together performance innovations to create Kobe Bryant’s lowest and lightest performance basketball shoe to date.