Kobe 5 Protro coming in early 2020

It appears that the Nike Kobe 5 will be the next shoe in Kobe Bryant’s signature line to get the protro treatment. A planned colorway for this performance retro will be that of a white, black and metallic gold, reminiscent of the “Big Stage” Kobe 5, but that it will not be a reprisal of that colorway. At this point, ther are no images of the actual shoe. When they do, we will have them here. The Nike Kobe 5 Protro is on track for an early 2020 release at…

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro does not have full-length Zoom Air

Back in 2017, there was a major kerfuffle regarding the misrepresentation of the technology in the, at the time, recently retroed Air Jordan 15. It was discovered that the sneaker only contained Zoom Air in the heel and not in the forefoot as well as it was described in its product page on SNKRS. It was initially noticed by nightwing2303 of Wear Testers and then further bolstered a dissection conducted by Chinese sneaker website Fast Pass. In response to the backlash, Nike and Jordan Brand offered a 25 percent discount…

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro to release February 15

The Nike Zoom Kobe IV is the next shoe in the Kobe line to get “protroed”, following in the outsoles of the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro. For those who may not be aware, the protro line is a combination of retro styling with updated performance. The Kobe IV Protro retains the aesthetic of its 2009 forefather but features updated performance aspects such as an adjusted vamp shape, sleeker heel and wider outsole traction. The first colorway will be a draft day colorway, inspired by the Charlotte Hornets, the ballclub that…

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Nike releasing Kobe AD in Lakers colors

Nike is releasing two Lakers-esque colorways of the Kobe AD. The first pair is outfitted with a hyper grape upper on the lateral side split with university gold on the medial side, The midsole and outsole share this same color splitting. The branding on the upper, which include Kobe logos and his initials behind the tongue, are composed of university gold. The second sneaker has amarillo taking up the lateral side with the medial side being court purple. Like the first shoe, this one also carries that hue implementation through…

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Nike Kobe 1 Protro “USA”

This Kobe 1 was worn by Kobe Bryant during the 2006 World Games and Nike Basketball has decided to return it to retail. Like its 2006 progenitor this sneaker features a navy suede and white leather upper with red accenting showing up on the stitching, bordering the top lace hole, the tongue logos (which include a Kobe logo,  “USA” and a Swoosh logo ) and the UPTEMPO on the rear heel.  The midsole is white and red and includes a carbon fiber wrap around the heel, beginning at the midfoot.…

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Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro coming in 2019

The Kobe 4 will join the Kobe 1 as part of the Protro series with this coming release. This Kobe 4 will be outfitted in white, orion blue and varsity blue- colors associated with the “Draft Day” color scheme. As of yet, no images have seen the light of day, but when it does we will have them here. These Kobe 4 Protros will release February 2019 at nike.com and select Nike Basketball locations.     Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple AV6339-100 February 2019       

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Kobe Bryant Marathon to air Thursday on NBA TV

To celebrate Kobe Bryant’s 40th birthday, NBA TV is having a Mamba Marathon. The network will devote most of its programming that day to all things Kobe. Here is the lineup of the day’s programming ( all times Eastern) 6 a.m. — Rookie Kobe soars to the Slam Dunk Contest title in Cleveland. (Also airs at 12:30 p.m.) 6:30 a.m. — Nineteen-year-old Kobe scores 33 points in a duel with Michael Jordan (36 points). 8:30 a.m. — Bryant scores 18 points in his very first All-Star Game. 10:30 a.m. —…

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All-Star Zoom Kobe 1 to return next month

The “All-Star” Zoom returns for the first time in 12 years. Like the other recently released Zoom Kobe 1s, this incarnation is is a Protro, a performance-based retro. The shoe features white leather upper with black being used heel overlay wrap, carbon fiber, and Swoosh. Red shows up on the collar, stitching, midsole and along with black, the outsole. The “All-Star” Zoom Kobe 1 Protro is scheduled for an August 2018 release. The sticker price is set at $175. Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “All-Star” White/Black-Varsity Red AQ2728-102 $175 August…

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Howard overcomes Bethune-Cookman with Newton late game heroics

With less than two minutes to go, Howard freshman sensation quarterback Caylin Newton engineered a 9-play, 45-yard drive that was culminated in Newton himself scoring the go-ahead score on a 5-yard TD tun, putting the Bison up for good 26-24. In the first quarter the Wildcats took 7-0 lead after a 7-play, 56 yard drive was capped off by a Larry Brihm 20 yard touchdown run. Howard answered back when a few seconds into the second quarter when Guy Lemonier Jr. recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Bethune responded on…

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