Mark Parker and Nike pay tribute to Kobe with the Kobe 11 Muse Pack

Nike President and CEO Mark Parker credits Kobe Bryant as one of the prime collaborators who helped to make Parker’s goal of delivering the unimaginable to athletes. Their relationship dates back to 2003 with the Huarache 2K4, the first shoe Kobe sported after signing with the Swoosh and shoe Parker had a hand in developing, along with a couple of guys named Hatfield and Avar. The “Black Mamba” is the third installment in the Kobe 11 Muse Pack and it features details inspired by the black mamba.  The Flyknit pattern,…

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Our 33 Favorite Kobe Bryant Moments, Part VI

  We have come down to the final 8 of our Kobe countdown. We have enjoyed bringing you this list and it was a lot of fun debating what moments to include and what order they should be placed. It was an honor getting to see a legend such as Kobe play and a joy rehashing some of these moments.   8. Getting drafted then traded Hindsight is always 20/20, so I’m not going to go with the lazy take on this one, which would be to lambaste the Hornets for…

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Nike Announces “Black Mamba” Pack honoring Kobe Bryant

As we unfortunately close in on the end of the career of one Kobe Bryant, Nike is releasing a special pack commemorating and honoring the legend. The pack consists of 13 shoes ( 11 from his signature line and two that are closely associated with Kobe, the Zoom Huarache 2k4 and the Hyperdunk). The shoes in the collection start white and fade to black, a metaphor for Kobe’s career, which comes to a close on April 13. Thirteen cities are represented via GPS coordinates inside the pack boxes . Fans…

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