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This Bruce Lee-Inspired Nike Kyrie 3 Pays Homage to Kobe Bryant

Kyrie pays his respects to his mentor and friend
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Kyrie Irving has long considered Kobe Bryant to be both a mentor and friend, and he's well aware of the Mamba's connection to the martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Back when he was just 17, Irving participated in the Nike Extravaganza in California, where he laced up a special-edition Nike Zoom Kobe 5 inspired by Lee. Nike revisits the same design theme with this upcoming Kyrie 3 "Mamba Mentality," featuring a number of special design notes, including four red slash marks, Mamba-inspired snakeskin on the medial side, a new "Kyrobe" logo on the tongue, and Samurai textile print on the lateral side. The kicks will be available starting September 15th at Nike SNKRS. 

Release Date: 9/15/17 (Friday)