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Mamba Day and Hurricane Lane

Wait… Just when is Mamba Day? Supposedly it’s tomorrow, Friday, August 24 that marks the release of the new Kobe A.D. But then again, the Internet says Mamba Day is April 13 (the date of Kobe’s last game). In any case, the Kobe A.D. release will probably coincide with the Oahu landfall of Hurricane Lane. […]

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The Elusive Kobe X

As Kobe Bryant’s career is quickly coming to a close, Nike is celebrating his career with numerous releases leading up to Mamba Day. From the Fade to Black pack, today’s release is a dark Kobe X with Flyknit. So far I’ve admired the Kobe X from afar and came so close to getting a pair […]

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Honolulu-Inspired Kicks Colors

What do Honolulu-inspired colors look like? According to the newest Kobe X colorway, they look like this. Influenced by Hawaii-born POTUS, Barack Obama, aka the “Commander,” Kobe’s high top elites showcase a blue palette representative of the 50th state. Not sure if I agree with the blues unless these hues represent the skies and the […]

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The Kobe X Launches on 2-7

Kobe Bryant’s latest (and possibly last) signature Nike shoe, the KOBE X, launches on February 7, 2015. While I haven’t been a fan of his recent signature line, I’m liking the simplicity of this design. The personalized elements are quietly integrated into the overall design like the material transparency signifying Kobe’s recent openness. But man, […]

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Kobe Bryant Has Klout

Lookee here, lookee here. Social media influence measurer,, has a new partner in the Black Mamba himself. Yep, Kobe Bryant, Nike, and Klout have joined up for a social media promotion. What is it? Not sure yet, but details are to come as Nike Courtside is slowly unveiled. And to keep things on the […]

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Where’s the Respect for King James, Nike?

So Lebron James wins his second (and back-to-back) NBA MVP award, and Nike commemorates this accomplishment of their marquee star with a special shirt. Much respect. But check out the suggested “You might also like…” section further down the page. Kobe Bryant in the house! How about suggesting some Lebron kicks or clothing Nike? Where’s […]

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24 > 23, Obviously

Kobe Bryant’s #24 jersey is the top selling jersey for the 2009-2010 NBA season. #24 beat out #23, Akron’s own Lebron James who I would have assumed to be the top seller as his success continues to grow. But not so, and I can kinda see why. The Lakers also rank #1 overall for team […]

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