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Nov 9, 2017
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Nike Kobe A.D. Mid “Chrome” // Release Date

Now that the NBA is in full swing, we’re starting to see more players lace up the Nike Kobe. A.D. Mid. We of course know that DeMar DeRozan plays in the Kobe series almost exclusively. Others like Isaiah Thomas will, too, when he returns to the court for the Cavs sometime after Christmas.

This upcoming “Chrome” iteration of the newly reshaped Kobe A.D. highlights a grey snakeskin texture while the model’s customary triptych Swoosh branding marks the paneling. The heel features the shoe’s most noteworthy detail which is a set of plays – clearly not the triangle offense but one surely ran by Bryant a few hundred times.

Look for the Nike Kobe A.D.  “Chrome” on November 17 at select Nike Basketball retailers.

Nike Kobe A.D.

Colorway: Chrome/Habanero Red-Circuit Orange
Release Date: November 17, 2017

Nike Kobe A.D. "Chrome"
Nike Kobe A.D. “Chrome”
Nike Kobe A.D. "Chrome"
Nike Kobe A.D. “Chrome”
Nike Kobe A.D. "Chrome"
Nike Kobe A.D. “Chrome”
Nike Kobe A.D. "Chrome"
Nike Kobe A.D. “Chrome”
Nike Kobe A.D. "Chrome"
Nike Kobe A.D. “Chrome”

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Nov 8, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD ‘Grey Snake’ Release Date



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For the month of November Nike Basketball will unleash a new KD AD. Inspired by his nickname the Black Mamba, we have the Nike Kobe AD ‘Grey Snake’.

This Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in a Chrome, Habanero Red and Circuit Orange color combination. Grey covers the uppers with a scale like texture while Orange, Yellow and Red is used on the Nike Swoosh. Other details includes unique symbols on the heel and insoles, White on the midsole while a translucent icy outsole completes the look.

Nike Kobe AD Grey Snake Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD Grey Snake is set to release at select Nike Basketball retailers on November 17th, 2017. Once released, retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will provide you with a closer look. Make sure to visit the comments section and let us know your thoughts on this pair.

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Oct 20, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD Mid ‘Sunday’s Best’ Available Now



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Nike Basketball has just released the Nike Kobe AD Mid ‘Sunday’s Best’. The model is a perfect match for those that are fans of the Los Angeles Lakers.

This Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in a White, Court Purple and Black color combination. As you can see, White covers the base while Triple Swoosh embroidery lands on the panels. Following we have Purple which lands on the liner, hinted on the tongue, part of the midsole and outsole. Other highlights includes molded graphics on the heel and speckled detailing.

For those that want to purchase the Nike Kobe AD Mid Sunday’s Best, they are now arriving at select Nike Basketball retailers which includes Nike.com. Retail price is set at 0. At the time of writing, a full size run is still available. Below you can check out more photos which will give you a better look.

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Sep 26, 2017
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Kobe Bryant Still Has the Most Popular Shoes in the NBA

Miss the Mamba? A new study from Versus Reviews shows the NBA does and not based on rankings.

Compiling data from the 2016-17 NBA Season and recent summer league, Kobe Bryant still has the most popular sneakers in the Association. How so? More players are wearing his sponsored shoes/line than anyone else on the market. Why is that? Well there are a few statistics to support such figures and also a few guesses of our own.

According to the data, 60% of the NBA wore Nikes last season. The Nike Kobe AD was a major push from Nike in inline, PE and iD form. Kobe was the both the hero to many of the current players and is also no longer a competitor as some athletes can’t get down with playing in the shoe of their on court opponent.

Other takings from the data cite guards as the position to most likely wear a sponsored shoe. Not surprising as smaller players have typically come off as more relatable and recently cooler than that of their post compadres. In addition, the top five most popular models in the NBA during said span rank from first to fifth as the Nike Kobe AD, Nike Hyperdunk 2016, Nike PG1, adidas Crazy Explosive, and Nike KD9.

See graphs below from said study and let us know your takeaways on the comments section and on social.

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Aug 29, 2017
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Kyrie Irving Pays Respect to Kobe and Bruce Lee with the Nike Kyrie 3 ‘Mamba Mentality’



Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Basketball has just unveiled the Nike Kyrie 3 ‘Mamba Mentality’ also known as Brice Lee that will release on September 15th.

At first thought, Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving have little in common with Bruce Lee. However, the basketball and martial arts stars do share striking personal and philosophical similarities.

Wisdom, focus and individuality bond them. Specifically, Bryant and Irving are inspired by Lee’s famous words, “Always be yourself. Express yourself. Have faith in yourself.”

Irving is intimately aware of this connection, and first expressed it when he was 17 while playing in the Nike Extravaganza in California. He channeled his inner mamba by wearing a special Kobe 5 that was inspired by the late martial artist, actor and philosopher, Lee. Now 25, Irving commemorates that moment and pays tribute to Byrant as mentor and friend with a special edition of the Nike Kyrie 3.

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Colorway Info

The Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality features the following elements that modernize the original KOBE 5, which remains one of Irving’s all-time favorite shoes. The yellow and black contrasted upper pays tribute to Lee’s trademark colors. Four Red slash marks connect to Lee. A snakeskin-inspired medial side represents the black mamba, fading to Samurai on the lateral side for Kyrie – a metaphorical torch passing. The new Kyrobe logo fuses Bryant and Irving’s Nike logos into one. Samurai textile print on the lateral side is similar to the pattern on the initial Kyrie 3 colorway worn by Irving in a big 2016 Christmas day win.

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

The Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality is set to release at select Nike Basketball retailers and online at Nike.com on September 15th, 2017. Retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will provide you with a closer look.

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Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Release Date

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Aug 28, 2017
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This Bruce Lee-Inspired Nike Kyrie 3 Pays Homage to Kobe Bryant

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Kyrie Irving has long considered Kobe Bryant to be both a mentor and friend, and he’s well aware of the Mamba’s connection to the martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Back when he was just 17, Irving participated in the Nike Extravaganza in California, where he laced up a special-edition Nike Zoom Kobe 5 inspired by Lee. Nike revisits the same design theme with this upcoming Kyrie 3 “Mamba Mentality,” featuring a number of special design notes, including four red slash marks, Mamba-inspired snakeskin on the medial side, a new “Kyrobe” logo on the tongue, and Samurai textile print on the lateral side. The kicks will be available starting September 15th at Nike SNKRS. 

Release Date: 9/15/17 (Friday)

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Aug 15, 2017
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Nike’s New Kobe A.D. Explores the Psychology of Color

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

The mystique of Kobe Bryant endures even in post-retirement, and his latest Nike silhouette — the new Kobe A.D. — explores the aspect of his “Mamba Mentality” that explores the external factors that influence human behavior. In this particular instance, Nike and Kobe examine the psychology of color, as seen in the five distinct hues that finish the performance mid-top, featuring a multilayer upper with Lunarlon foam, Zoom Air cushioning and an engineered tread for optimal traction. 

Each of the five colorways is meant to connect to an emotion or character trait: purple represents fearlessness, red symbolizes passion, yellow conveys optimism, grey stands in for detachment and blue signals honesty and trust.

All five colorways hit stores and nike.com on August 24, a nod to Kobe’s uniform number.

Release Date: 8/24/17 (Thursday)

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Aug 15, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD Mid Release Date



Nike Kobe AD Mid Colorways Release Date

Nike Basketball just introduced Kobe Bryant’s next signature shoe, the Nike Kobe AD Mid. The model continues Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality which encompasses both the physical and psychological elements of basketball. While his passion for practice and training is well documented, the five-time champion’s curiosity about the external factors that influence human behavior is lesser known. One aspect of that interest is the psychology of color — particularly in understanding the correlations between color, attitude and emotion.

The all-new, mid-top Nike Kobe AD applies Bryant’s intrigue of how color personally affects him to a five-shoe collection illuminating the origins and depth of his unyielding quest for improvement.

In true Bryant fashion, each makeup is informed by science but viewed through a unique Mamba lens. Each will feature a Multilayer upper provides a lightweight, ultra-thin feel that’s strong and supportive. A Lunarlon foam combines with Zoom Air for soft yet responsive, cushioning. We also have Engineered tread provides optimal traction for cutting and moving swiftly.

Nike Kobe AD Colorways

Five colorways will release which comes in Grey, Blue, Purple, Red and Yellow. The Grey pair represents calm neutrality. Blue relays dependability and trust. Bryant equates those traits with honesty. Yellow and positivity go hand in hand, or as some say, “amongst the clouds there is always the sun.” Red is acknowledged as a symbol of passion while Purple represents overcoming challenges and setting fresh goals.

Nike Kobe AD Mid Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD Mid is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers and online at Nike.com on August 24th, 2017. Retail price will be 0.

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Nike Kobe AD Mid Purple Fearless

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Aug 11, 2017
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Kyrie Irving Reveals Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee” Inspired by Kobe Bryant

Kyrie Irving is carving out his own path in the NBA, one not overshadowed by anything, and as we learned recently via his unexpected trade request, anyone. Today, he aligns his third signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 3, with another uniquely individualistic character – Kobe Bryant.

Inspired by Bryant’s love for “Bruce Lee” and the Kobe 5 fueled by that affinity in 2009, Kyrie debuts his very own “Bruce Lee” Kyrie 3 of a similar volition. Irving utilizes part of his logo at the tongue fused with part of Bryant’s Mamba logo in duality, while the larger portion of the shoe appears in yellow which odes Bruce Lee’s famed outfit. Lee’s iconic chest scaring is added to the forefoot for greater effect while black branding balances the look.

Kyrie, who debuted the shoe via his IG, didn’t indicate if the model would see a general release or not. Stay tuned for more details.

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Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”
Nike Kyrie 3 "Bruce Lee"
Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”
Nike Kyrie 3 "Bruce Lee"
Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”

Bruce Lee Edition KYRIE3 @kobebryant inspired and influenced.

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Aug 8, 2017
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Kobe Bryant’s Air Jordan 3 PE Sold for $30,400



Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

During the 2002-2003 NBA season, Kobe Bryant was seen wearing models from Jordan Brand amongst other brands. This was a time when he was going through sneaker free agency but would eventually sign to Nike. Some of the most infamous PEs worn by the Black Mamba includes the Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE which was apart of a special limited pack that came with the Air Jordan 8.

The original Air Jordan 3 PE worn by Kobe Bryant during the 2002-2003 season was auctioned off. The production date is 11/26/2002 which is seen on the tongue tag while it comes in Kobe’s size 14. This pair was worn by Bryant when he and the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.

What’s insane about the recent selling, the Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE went for ,400 on eBay. While the price is crazy, this has to be one of the most limited and sought after player exclusives in history. Below you can check out more images and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

Air Jordan 3 Kobe PE 2002

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Aug 8, 2017
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Air Jordan 3 “Kobe” PE Sample Just Sold for a Crazy Amount

Before there was even a thought of the Air Jordan “Kobe” Pack releasing, and the subsequent disappointment when it didn’t, there was the one and only pair of the Air Jordan 3 made exclusively for Kobe Bryant during the 2002-03 NBA season. That pair, produced on November 26, 2002 in Bryant’s size 14, recently made its way onto eBay.

The auction closed with one bidder eventually capturing the pair for a cool ,400 USD. The shoes are labeled as a “Home White” colorway, of course rendered in white with Lakers purple and gold as secondary shades. Bryant wore them during games against the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, respectively.

Take a look at the pair below and let’s collectively keep hope alive that one day the “Kobe” pack will see the light of day. Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 3. All-Star Weekend is in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant is also in Los Angeles. Maybe?

 

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Jul 27, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD Dragonball PE for De’Aaron Fox



Nike Kobe AD Dragonball PE De’Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings draft pick De’Aaron Fox who has a lot of potential in the league has received a special gift from Nike Basketball. Shown is the Nike Kobe AD ‘Dragonball’ PE which is inspired by Fox’s favorite cartoon, Dragonball Z.

Resembling the cartoon, this Nike Kobe AD features shades of White, Yellow, Black and Red throughout. As you can see they feature a White base while Yellow accents are seen. In addition we have Blue on the Nike Swoosh, Red on the Kobe branding and a Metallic finish on the heel counter. Other details include White on the midsole and a translucent outsole.
They also come with a special box with De’Aaron Fox’s name and date may 25th, 2017 displayed.

Below you can check out more images of the Dragonball Nike Kobe AD PE for De’Aaron Fox. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on them.

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Nike Kobe AD Dragonball PE De’Aaron Fox

Nike Kobe AD Dragonball PE De’Aaron Fox

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