Kobe A.D. “BHM” Now Available

The Kobe A.D is the latest addition to the collection of footwear Nike has released to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month ( and to a lesser extent, the NBA all star weekend). Like the other shoes in the collection, the AD makes use of a white black and gold color scheme, with a graphic patterned white up front, black wrapping up around the heel and gold branding rounding out this sneaker’s aesthetic. The “BHM” Kobe A.D. is currently available on NIKEiD for $160 USD.  

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New Colorway of Kobe A.D. To come next week

This upcoming colorway of Kobe Bryant’s first post-retirement signature shoe keeps it clean. It features an all white engineered mesh upper which is complemented by metallic silver placed on the Swoosh, and at the external heel cup.  You can pick this latest colorway of the Kobe A.D. January 7,2017 for $160. Check them out in the images below.  Do you plan on picking up a pair? 

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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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Our 33 Favorite Kobe Bryant Moments, Part V

Our reminiscing of our favorite Kobe moments continues its move toward the top our list.     13. The Latrell Spreewell dunk Honestly,nothing I could write here would be better than the reaction of the commentary team and the crowd. Watch and enjoy.     12. December 17,1997 v the Chicago Bulls This was a very highly anticipated game between the Lakers and Bulls. Although the Bulls were in control of the game from the opening tip, people got to see Kobe and MJ matchup a little bit and Kobe…

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Our 33 Favorite Kobe Bryant Moments, Part IV

As we continue our countdown of our favorite Mamba moments, this segment focused, actually by sheer happenstance, on non- NBA regular season moments. Enjoy   18. His appearance at the Drew League During the lockout that cancelled the preseason and compressed the 2011-12 season to 66 games, it wasn’t unusual to see many top NBA guys in summer leagues across the country. Lebron, Carmelo, CP3, Wade, KD and many others took to th summer circuit to stay as sharp as possible. Kobe made a semi-surprise appearance at the Drew League…

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Our 33 Favorite Kobe Bryant Moments, Part III

23. The Steve Nash dunk Taking Shane Battiers in college is fine and looked upon favorably. It has is place in the Association(especially if you have no way of vertically challenging the shot) but it can get you put on a poster. Steve Nash had to learn this lesson the hard way.     22. The Yao dunk Personally, it was the first time I’d ever seen anyone dunk on Yao. Standing O’s were indeed in order.       21. Dunking Vincent Yarbrough right out of the league Outside of age or…

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Our 33 Favorite Kobe Bryant Moments, Part II

  28. Kobe’s sneaker free agency After his departure from Adidas, Kobe came into the 2002-03 season sans a shoe deal. What ensued was an awesome season long sneaker smorgasbord. As he destroyed cats that season,Bryant rocked Nike, Jordan Brand, Reebok, as well as And1, just to name a few. I’m not sore if we will ever see such sneaker variety from a player of his caliber, but it was fun because you never knew what we was going to wear from game to game       27. Surpassing 31,000…

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Kobe: End of a Career; End of an Era

   I met Kobe Bryant’s last game with a mixture of anticipation and sports sadness. Anticipation because I was curious about how Kobe would perform in his swan song; the sports sadness stems, selfishly, from the basketball fan in me not wanting to see an all-time great hang them up. It is also in knowing that his retirement marked the end of era, as Kobe brought an old school mentality and competitiveness that will be sorely missed in today’s NBA. When he missed his first five shots’, I started thinking…

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Nike and athletes pay homage to the Black Mamba

As we unfortunately and inevitably march toward the end of the legendary hoops career of one Mr. Kobe Bryant, Nike is honoring this all-time great with a global tribute. Starting today, Nike-sponsored athletes will rock black and gold shoes, which is intended to be a metaphoric tip of the cap, or sneaker in this case, to Kobe’s golden career fading to black. This black and gold tribute will culminate with the Mamba Day celebration on April 13, the day of Kobe’s last NBA game in which the Lakers play host…

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