Get Ready for Kobe and Nike's Latest Collab

Kobe Bryant

Get Ready for Kobe and Nike's Latest Collab

"Mamba Day" is coming to a calendar near you.

Published April 7, 2016

Down to the wire.

Kobe Bryant's legendary career is down to four games. But as fans and players continue to give The Black Mamba his props, Nike is working hard to give the five-time champion and future Hall of Famer a sendoff he will never forget.

ESPN is reporting that the Swoosh is planning to make next Wednesday (April 13), "Mamba Day" in honor of Bryant's final NBA game. 

Basically, it's a way for more athletes to get in on the tribute towards one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

Oh...that's going to be dope.

After his Los Angeles Lakers face the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night, the Houston Rockets on Sunday and Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday evening, Bryant will wrap up his NBA career when the Purple and Gold host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center on Wednesday night. 

"When the time comes, you never know," Bryant told ESPN about how he might react during his final game. "[I] might be sitting here with tears flowing out of my eyes. I doubt it, but it could happen. I don't know. We'll see."

"Mamba Day" will likely add to the feeling.

BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.

(Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


Latest in news