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Dec 18, 2017
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Kobe Bryant’s 24 Best Shoes in #24

After an entry to the league wearing #8 and adidas, Kobe Bryant changed his number and his endorser.

Becoming the Black Mamba with Nike as #24, the high school phenom was now a man in the league, changing the face of sneaker culture on court with Eric Avar and leading the Lakers to two titles post-Shaq.

Pulling in the staff favorites, see our 24 favorite kicks worn by Kobe when he wore #24.

#24 // Nike Kobe 11 Elite “Mamba Day”

#23 // Nike Kobe IV “All Star”

#22 // Nike Kobe 1 “Black Ice” PE

#21 // Nike Kobe IV “Gradient” Home

#20 // Nike Kobe III

#19 // Nike Kobe 8 “Black History Month”

#18 // Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Inspiration”

#17 // Nike Kobe 1 Prelude

#16 // Nike Kobe 8 “Christmas”

#15 // Nike Kobe X Low PEs

#14 // Nike Kobe 8 “All Star”

#13 // Nike Kobe IV “Christmas”

#12 // Nike Hyperdunk PEs

#11 // Nike Kobe II “Orca”

#10 // Nike Kobe V “MLK”

#9 // Nike Kobe VII “Cheetah”

#8 // Nike Kobe V iD “Kid Hollywood”

#7 // Nike Kobe X High PE

#6 // Nike Kobe VII “Galaxy”

#5 // Premium Goods x Nike Zoom Kobe 1

#4 // Nike Hyperdunk/Kobe IV Hybrid PE

#3 // Nike Kobe V “Chaos”

#2 // Nike Kobe IV “Carpe Diem”

#1 // Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Grinch”

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Dec 18, 2017
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Nike Resurrects Kobe Bryant and LeBron James Puppets


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Celebrating Kobe Bryant’s jersey retirement, Nike is bringing back the puppets. They have released three videos which also features LeBron James.

The Nike Puppets campaign originally launched in 2009. The videos featured Kobe antagonizing James about not having any NBA championship rings. Moving forward James has earned three rings and with Kobe Bryant retiring in 2016, he had tallied five.

Below you can check out all three Nike Puppet commercials. As well, Nike is releasing a special edition Air Force 1 Low ‘Black Mamba’ for Bryant’s retirement tonight. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Try to imagine the weight of having two jerseys as inspiring and accomplished as number 8 and number 24. Kobe saved us all from that burden.

Who’s Uncle Charlie?

Number 8 and number 24 finally have time to pursue all of the hobbies they love to do.

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Dec 18, 2017
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Kobe Bryant’s 8 Best Shoes in #8

Becoming an All-Star as a teenager, Kobe Bryant made a name for himself in the NBA as a young high flyer and eventual back-to-back-back NBA Champion.

He did all of this wearing the #8.

Tonight, the Lakers will retire the first number he made famous in LA as well as the second. Focusing on the first, check out our eight favorite shoes Jelly Bean Jr. laced up while wearing #8.

#8 // Nike Air Flight Huarache PE

#7 // adidas KB8

#6 // Nike Zoom Kobe 1

#5 // Air Jordan 7 PE

#4 // Reebok Question PE

#3 // Air Jordan 11 “Concord”

#2 // adidas Top Ten 2010

#1 // Air Jordan 3 PE

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Dec 18, 2017
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Celebrity Sneaker Stalker // The Best of Kobe Bryant Off-Court

A hero on the hardwood, a rebel on the red carpet, Kobe Bryant has rocked with the best of them both on and off the court.

Well versed in retros and a company man for his signatures lines with both sponsors, see what Bean sported when he wasn’t getting buckets in this special edition of Celebrity Sneaker Stalker.


Kobe Bryant in the adidas Pro Model

Kobe Bryant in the adidas The Kobe 1 “Sunshine” (photo via Sole Collector)

Kobe Bryant in the adidas The Kobe II “Eggplant”

Kobe Bryant in the Converse Weapon

Kobe Bryant in the Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”
Kobe Bryant poses by DeLorean DMC-12 in the Nike Hyperdunk "McFly"
Kobe Bryant in the Nike Hyperdunk “McFly”

Kobe Bryant in the Nike Air Yeezy 1

Kobe Bryant in the Air Jordan 5 Fusion “Grape”

Kobe Bryant in the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red”

Kobe Bryant in the Nike Zoom Kobe V “Chaos”

Kobe Bryant in the Nike Air Huarache Trainer (photo via Sneaker Bar Detroit)

Kobe Bryant in the NikeLab Air Flight 89

Kobe Bryant in the Air Jordan 13 “Flint”

Kobe Bryant in the Nike Kobe VI “3D”

Kobe Bryant in the atmos x Nike Air Max 1

Select imagery via Zimbio

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Nov 22, 2017
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DeMar DeRozan Will Wear the Nike Kobe AD ‘White Gum’ Tonight in New York



DeMar DeRozan Nike Kobe AD White Gum

Responding to a call from DeRozan on Twitter, Dell Treasure, 28 of Layton, Utah, went to Nike iD and created “a nice, clean sneaker that would work on a lot of different levels.”

One level, off the bat, earned a positive reaction from the Raptors guard, who chose the design from the many that were submitted and will wear it tonight in New York.

“MSG is the last old-school arena in the NBA. It’s a throwback to a time where the game was the only thing that mattered, so I wanted to choose a fan design that was simple and reflective of that,” he says.

DeMar DeRozan will wear this Nike Kobe AD tonight at 7:30 PM EST while the Toronto Raptors take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Check out more images below which will give you a closer look.

DeMar DeRozan Nike Kobe AD White Gum

DeMar DeRozan Nike Kobe AD White Gum

DeMar DeRozan Nike Kobe AD White Gum

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Nov 22, 2017
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The Nike Mamba Rage Is the Latest Addition to Kobe Bryant’s Line

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Kobe Bryant may have stepped away from the game he loves, but his legacy lives on through his Nike sneaker line, which continues with the upcoming launch of a brand new silhouette. Dubbed the Mamba Rage, the low-top silhouette doesn’t necessarily move the design needle, as it borrows details from models past. It does live up to its name, however, with the shoe sporting a lightweight and breathable knit upper adorned with a digital snakeskin pattern, rendered in neutral grey and black tones. Stay tuned for word on a release date.

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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”

Source: US11

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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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Nike Kobe AD Grey Snake 922482-005

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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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Nike Kobe AD Mid Sundays Best 922482-100

Nike Kobe AD Mid Sundays Best 922482-100

Nike Kobe AD Mid Sundays Best 922482-100

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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.

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality
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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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