June 15, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
In recognition of Kobe Bryant’s 4th NBA Championship ring and his MVP performance in the Finals, Nike has created some t-shirts to commemorate the accomplishments. One style features Kobe’s four fingered puppet hand from the recent commercials with a championship ring on each finger and a Nike wristband. The shirt will be available in black in the States and there is a yellow version that will be released exclusively in China. Joining the 4 Rings shirts is a black tee with an MVP design that features the letters MVP printed in metallic gold “Black Mamba” snakeskin with 4 stars underneath to symbolize Kobe’s 4 championships. The final Kobe t-shirt sports a drawing of a champagne cork with Carpe Diem written on the cap in script along with Kobe’s logo and a 4 star design. The Kobe Championship MVP t-shirt collection will be on sale this week at select Nike retailers and will likely be gone fast, so don’t sleep. Via Freshness.
6/19/2009 Update: We just received word from Footlocker that a charcoal heather MVPuppets 4 Rings T-Shirt will be available at House of Hoops LA (Beverly Center) and LA area Foot Locker locations this coming Monday afternoon, June 22nd, 2009. This charcoal version is potentially an California exclusive as the yellow is a China exclusive and we are unsure where in the US the black version will be available. Your next best bet out side of these locations is ebay.
Nike Kobe Bryant 4 Rings T-Shirt is also available for pre-order at lakerstore.com.
The yellow Kobe Bryant MVPuppets 4 Rings will be released exclusively in China.
The black Kobe Bryant MVPuppets 4 Rings will be released at select Nike Basketball locations here in the United States.
Nike Kobe Bryant Carpe Diem T-Shirt Available at nikestore.com