Nike To Release 3 Kobe Bryant Sneakers On Mamba Day, April 13

Nike To Release 3 Kobe Bryant Sneakers On Mamba Day, April 13

This weekend marks a significant day for sneakerheads and Kobe Bryant fans on April 13th, 2024, as it’s Mamba Day. The day celebrates the eighth anniversary of Bryant’s last NBA game before he retired from the league.

According to Sports Nation, Nike is celebrating Mamba Day by releasing three versions of Kobe sneakers. The sneakers available for purchase are the Kobe 8 Protro Venice Beach, the Kobe 6 Protro Italian Camo, and the Kobe 4 Protro Philly. You can get them on the SNKRS app or the Nike site.

All three sneakers will cost you $190 each plus the Kobe 8 Protro Venice Beach will also be available for $120 in grade school sizes, and $90 in little kid’s sizes.

Kobe fans will also have a chance to purchase another pair of their idol’s sneakers before he signed a contract with Nike, Sports Nation has reported.

Nike’s competitor, Adidas is also releasing a Kobe-branded sneaker on April 13.

The Adidas Crazy 98 will also be sold on the Adidas website at 10:00 a.m. The sneaker can be purchased for $150 in adult sizes.

Kobe, one of the greatest players to hit the hardwood ended his career historically. While playing against the Utah Jazz, he scored 60 points to place an exclamation point at the end of his playing days.

Kobe’s legacy continues as his merchandise typically breaks records at auctions. On March 30, a championship ring he won was auctioned off for a record-breaking $927,200. According to CBS Sports, the ring was the one that he won in 2000 with the Los Angeles Lakers. The ring was originally given to his father, former NBA player, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, who consigned the ring in 2013 when it sold for $173,000.

Kobe’s ring was the highest price that anyone has ever paid for an NBA championship ring as it surpassed the $705,000 that someone bought at an auction in 2021 for Bill Russell’s first championship ring from 1957.

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