Nike Unveils “Mamba Week” In Honor Of Kobe Bryant
Nike has announced a long term commitment to furthering the late Kobe Bryant’s legacy through several philanthropic ventures and product releases which all begin on August 23rd in what will be called “Mamba Week”.
As outlined in their most recent press release, Nike will be donating $1 Million to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation in honor of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. The brand has also expressed their commitment to furthering their work with the Mamba League, a joint, youth basketball organization begun by Bryant and Nike in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club in LA that advocates for gender equality on and off the court.
In addition to this news, Nike has confirmed that during Mamba Week there will be a series of programs and Kobe product releases again for the first time since his passing. Mamba Week will begin with the launch of several Nike Kobe Protro 5 colorways beginning with the “Big Stage Parade” colorway on August 23rd and the “5x Champs” Lakers colorway on the 24th. The Undefeated “What If” collaboration pack drops at Undefeated stores in North America on the 27th while the Kobe 5 Protro Girls “EYBL” drops on the 29th. Also releasing alongside the footwear collection is a reissue of 2017’s Black Mamba Los Angeles Lakers City Edition Jersey co-designed with Bryant. Take a look at the full collection below.
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