The Nike Kobe Bryant Collection – A tribute to one of the greatest athletes ever.
After a stellar 20-year career, Kobe Bryant is hanging up his sneakers at the end of the 2016 NBA season. One of the few who could ever get mentioned in “Greatest Of All Time” discussions, Kobe will leave the NBA with 5 championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers (a memorable Three-Peat between 2000 and 2002, back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010) and as the creator of some legendary moments, such as the 1997’s dunk contest, his monumental 81-point game in 2006, his gold medal Olympic campaign in 2008 with team USA and some of the most dominant demeanor the NBA has ever seen, the Black Mamba holding the record for Most All-NBA team selections with a staggering 16 times!
On top of becoming an icon of the sport, Kobe Bryant has also used his aura and progressive attitude to change the basketball sneaker game forever. The Nike Kobe signatures series, from the legendary Kobe Zoom 1 to the latest Kobe 11 Elite, has championed many technological firsts throughout the years (Nike Zoom cushioning, Flywire uppers, low-top ankle profiles…) and is seen as one of the most legit on-court basketball collection there is. One thing is for sure: Kobe is extremely demanding in all aspects of his career and every single sneaker bearing his name has set a new benchmark in terms of speed, flexibility, support and traction performances.
Remember one thing: if Kobe is halting his career, he shows no sign of stopping developing new concepts together with Nike’s engineers and his performance-driven legacy will live on through future collections. Keep expecting new Nike Kobe sneakers, apparel and accessories to be dropping regularly for years to come. In the meantime, have a peek at the latest Kobe collection below and pay tribute to one of the greatest athletes in history.