• Today is: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nike Marks Kobe Bryant Jersey Retirement With 'Black Mamba' Sneakers

As the Los Angeles Lakers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant on Monday by retiring both his 8 and 24 jerseys, Nike will mark the moment with special product releases. On the sneaker side, the brand will offer this NIKEiD Air Force 1 Low in a “Black Mamba” colorway at approximately 7:30 p.m. PT when the Lakers tip off against the Warriors.

The sneakers come in Black Mamba-inspired snake skin uppers, have both of Bryant's numbers embroidered on the heels, and reference the Lakers' total number of titles via stars on the tongue labels.

Nike will also release Kobe Bryant t-shirts around tonight's jersey retirement at 8:24 pm PT on nike.com and at available at select retailers in Los Angeles.

Nike Kobe Air Force 1 Black Mamba Profile
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Nike Kobe Air Force 1 Black Mamba Heel
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Nike Kobe Air Force 1 Black Mamba Tongue
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Nike Kobe Championship Shirt
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Nike Kobe Black Mamba Shirt
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Nike Kobe Bryant Retirement Shirt
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