Kobe’s warrior mentality was on full display during his entire career, but over 20 seasons NBA fans have watched his competitive drive morph from a smiling, cocky eighteen-year-old to a cold-blooded assassin known as the Black Mamba. Kobe’s persona was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill which in turn took a few inspirations from Bruce Lee’s seminal kung-fu cinematic classics. Starting with the Kobe 4, Bryant’s signature Nikes have featured a recurring Bruce Lee homage in yellow, black, and red to pay homage to the kung-fu master’s vintage jumpsuits. The last pair Kobe will ever have the chance to wear on-court will be this weekend’s Kobe 11 “Bruce Lee”, consisting of a beautiful array of yellow and black Flyknit while jagged sword slices are stitched onto the heel in university red. What do you think of the Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low “Bruce Lee”? You can grab a pair tomorrow, March 19th for $200 USD or check for your size right now on eBay or at key retailers like Livestock.
Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low “Bruce Lee”
Color: University Gold/University Red-Black
Style Code: 822675-706
Release Date: March 19, 2016