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KOBE BRYANT

Kobe Bryant is a signature Nike Basketball athlete, currently on his seventh signature shoe. Kobe Bryant is considered to be one of the greatest players of the current generation and in the history of the NBA. He has played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets.

Kobe Bryant in Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial & Venice Beach

June 25th, 2013 by | 8 comments

kobe bryant in kobe mambacurial and venice beach Kobe Bryant in Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial & Venice Beach

Kobe Bryant recently said he sees himself playing three to four more years for the Los Angeles Lakers.  That’s enough time to match Michael Jordan’s championships and get in the Karl Malone/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar neighborhood in career scoring.  The unceremonious end to Kobe’s 2012-13 season means he’ll have to fight uphill for these milestones, including coming back from the toughest injury from his career.  Kobe’s in good spirits and taking advantage of the summer’s restorative powers (remember, he played straight through last year en route to a second Olympic gold), including enjoying the game of football that has influenced him since his childhood in Italy.  Included in recent photos he’s tweeted from a soccer-centric vacation was a shot in the ‘Venice Beach’ Nike Kobe 8 alongside Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho and wearing the ‘Mambacurial’ in a shot posed with the CBF’s up and coming Leandro Damiao.  Tons of foot power in this post, so click through for more images and stick with Sneaker News because the Kobe 9 isn’t too far off.

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Nike Creates a “Medical Mamba” Sneaker for Kobe Bryant’s Rehab

June 6th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Kobe Bryant‘s rehab seems to be ahead of schedule because he believes he can be back for the regular season opener later this year. The fast-moving process could be in part due to the special “Medical Mamba” sneaker that Nike made just for the Black Mamba to help with his rehab. Although a clear shot can’t be taken from this photo of Kobe putting in work several days ago, it does look like the Nike Kobe 8 in a high-top build, presumably to protect his ailing Achilles. Thoughts on the Nike Kobe returning to mid-top form for the first time since the Nike Zoom Kobe III?

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Nike Honors Kobe Bryant with “Now, Show Us Again” Ad

April 22nd, 2013 by | 19 comments

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Kobe Bryant‘s season-ending injury all but put an end to this year’s chances at another Championship, but the big picture tells a story far bleaker than being eliminated from Playoff contention. The Lakers’ star player Kobe Bryant went down with a torn Achilles, an injury that for most player his age would be a career killer, but for the Black Mamba, it’s just another challenge to overcome – on that Kobe is more than capable of handling. This weekend, Nike honored Kobe Bryant with this “Now, Show Us Again” ad, pointing out all of his great accomplishments and unparalleled professionalism throughout career, alluding to his inevitable triumphant comeback from his injury. The ad got a response from them man himself, so check out Kobe’s personal responses to these ads below and let us know what you think.

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Kobe Bryant Debuts Nike Kobe 8 Elite

April 11th, 2013 by | 19 comments

kobe bryant debuts nike kobe 8 elite Kobe Bryant Debuts Nike Kobe 8 Elite

So there’s some serious concern that the Los Angeles Lakers might miss the Playoffs altogether – it all comes down to the final few games of the regular season. To put away any doubt of missing the postseason, Kobe and crew just need to win out, and last night’s gutsy win over the Portland Blazers proved that sometimes that extra 10% and the “will to win” do make a difference. For last night’s crucial game, Kobe Bryant debuted the Nike Kobe 8 Elite in Black/Gold – a shoe that as of now won’t release until June, which is separate from the release dates of the KD and LeBron Elite releases. If the Lakers manage to pull into the Playoffs, do you think Nike will push forward the release date? Check out the high-def gallery of Kobe below and stay tuned for updates.

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Nike Basketball Inside Access: Basketball’s Deep Roots In The Philippines

February 5th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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Nike Basketball’s Inside Access series continues with this rare look into the profound influence of the sport in the Philippines – one of the most hoop-crazed nations in the world. It’s a sport that was present in daily physical education curriculum as far back as 1910, when the American colonial government first introduced the sport to the nation, and today, it’s a sport weaved into daily life, with an astounding 81% of the population claiming to be fans. Basketball participation exists on several levels – from basic pick-up games to pro tournaments, and with Nike Basketball’s presence, American stars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant have become iconic figures – with Kobe’s signature shoe line being a particular favorite. Today, the basketball craze in the Philippines has reached the digital realm, with the Nike Basketball Facebook page in the country being one of the most active in the world. Take a look through the gallery of rare imagery of Kobe Bryant and Nike Basketball in the Philippines below.

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Nike Basketball “Count on Kobe”

January 17th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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What are the things you can count on the most? Air Jordan retros selling out? Sneaker News keeping you up to date on the current events of the sneaker world? Howbout Kobe Bryant showing up to every game and playing his heart out on the floor? This new Nike Basketball spot from the just debuted ‘Count on Kobe’ campaign touches on that last element, mentioning a bunch of things that a lock in life (including Kobe and his consistent beast mode). Check out the awesome ad after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Kobe Bryant Autographed Sneaker Showcase

January 10th, 2013 by | 7 comments

kobe bryant autograph set 1 Kobe Bryant Autographed Sneaker Showcase

Throughout the history of the NBA, no other ‘sneaker history’ is as eventful and engrossing as that of Kobe Bryant. Sure, MJ had the Air Jordan line and LeBron James is currently etching out his own legacy, but Kobe Bryant’s timeline of kicks goes up and down, left and right, covering two signature lines with two brands and a jaw-dropping load of Player Exclusives. Starting with his iconoclastic adidas The Kobe signature line, his stint rocking Nike Basketball and Air Jordan PEs, the relatively unknown period during which Kobe rocked Reebok PEs (yes, the Answer IV and the Question), and stopping at his current Nike Kobe 8 model, there’s a lot to talk about. This sick showcase of Kobe Bryant’s kicks covers a good portion of what’s been laid out, and what’s more impressive is that these shoes are not only game-worn, but also autographed. Flip through below and let us know which of the shoes featured below gets you excited the most!

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