Earlier this year the world was shocked to realise the tragic death of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant. The untimely passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and the seven other souls on January 26th put a painful halt on the world of sports as the hoops community was in profound grief. Since then, it’s been an ongoing mourning period, and finally Nike has announced its plans to pay respect to the Black Mamba with a full week tributed to continuing his evergreen legacy.
Starting on August 23rd, Mamba Week will move forward with three key efforts –,the continued support of the Mamba League, a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation and special retail drops.
On August 23rd, Nike will release the Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage Parade”, an union of the famed Big Stage colorway from the 2010 NBA Finals and the graphic mosaic seen in the Championship Parade PE. On August 24th also known as the Mamba Day, the “Lakers” colorway will be available with a GO purple and gold. In addition to the footwear, Nike and the NBA will release a limited number of Kobe Bryant jerseys.
In addition to the confirmed releases on the 23rd and 24th, the Kobe 5 Bruce Lee and Kobe 5 Undefeated are also being set eyes on for a release later this year.
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