Tag results for: Kobe Bryant

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite – “Sequoia”

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite is part boxing shoe, part basketball sneaker, and part futuristic space shoe. Here we get a look at the “Sequoia” colorway, with the woven upper composed of a Rough Green and Sequoia (bright orange) threads, sitting atop a grey sole and Sequoia … READ MORE

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Matt Powell Analyzes Sneaker Culture | Video

Matt Powell knows sneakers much better than you do. Having worked for several retail companies, including Sports Authority and Modell’s, he’s observed and been a part of sneaker culture for over a decade. Currently, he serves as the Sports Industry Analyst at NPD Group, a consulting company … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 “Gym Blue”

This latest colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 features complementary hues more in line with the UCLA Bruins than the Los Angeles Lakers. Gym Blue covers the one-piece engineered mesh upper, good for a lightweight build and enhanced breathability, while University Gold appears on the Swoosh and Flywire cables, which … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe IX Elite High EXT QS “Snakeskin”

Belying its name, the deadly black mamba snake isn’t actually black. The skin of the venomous serpent is actually brown in color, similar to the faux snakeskin treatment found on this new Nike Kobe IX Elite High, appropriately enough. Along with the reptilian-patterned upper, the shoe features … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Restored”

The Los Angeles Lakers have always been one of the NBA’s most entertaining franchises, though in the past few years the drama and intrigue have occurred primarily off the court. This season, Kobe Bryant aims to restore his team’s championship mindset, as he himself is fully restored … READ MORE

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Nike Zoom Flight ’96 – “Kobe Bryant”

With the 2014 preseason kicking off, it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the 1996 NBA draft brought Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson, two of the games biggest stars, into the game. Marking the occasion and paying tribute to one of their signature … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Brave Blue”

Nike is set to launch the “Brave Blue” edition of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, featuring a colorway inspired by the late Dr. Jerry Buss, the legendary Lakers owner who enjoyed a reputation as an expert poker player. Dr. Buss was known to sport a blue jacket while at … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 – “Dusty Cactus”

It’s not dirty or spiky, but the Nike Kobe 9 “Dusty Cactus” is proving just as hard to get our hands on. Expected to launch this week, this new Kobe 9 rocks a turquoise upper complemented with some red and black accents, but it’s the small things here that … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 China Edition | Release Info

Made in celebration of Kobe Bryant’s recent tour of China, this special-edition Nike Kobe 9 features a fitting color scheme, made up of red across the engineered mesh upper and metallic gold at the Swoosh and tongue, matching the gold speckles scattered over the molded red midsole. Contrast … READ MORE

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Kobe Bryant’s “Muse” Documentary Trailer | Video

At the age of 36 and coming off two leg injuries that saw him miss all but six games last season, Kobe Bryant is facing the twilight of his career. The Los Angeles Lakers awarded their fading star a massive $48.5 million contract over two years, which all … READ MORE

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Nike Kobe 9 – “Bright Mango”

The newest edition of the Nike Kobe 9 continues the trend of fanciful designs for Kobe Bryant’s ninth Nike signature, featuring a tonal tree pattern on the engineered mesh upper rendered in a vibrant Bright Mango hue. Hits of black cover the Swoosh and integrated Flywire cables, … READ MORE