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Nike Announces Mamba Day in Honor of Kobe Bryant

A tribute to the player many love to hate

Nike is celebrating one of its most accomplished athletes with a fitting global tribute. Beginning today, Nike-sponsored athletes worldwide will celebrate the player many love to hate by wearing black and gold shoes, a metaphoric nod to Bryant’s golden career fading to black on April 13. It all leads into the Mamba Day celebration on April 13, when Los Angeles hosts Utah in Bryant's final professional game. Check out a video tribute below, featuring Sanya Richards-Ross, Russell Wilson, Kyrie Irving, Natalie Achonwa, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul George, Eric Koston and Kevin Durant.