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Kobe Bryant on Growing Up in the League and the Future of His Signature Line

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2013
Kobe Bryant is a man who needs no introduction. A five-time NBA Champion, 2008 NBA MVP and the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer, the Black Mamba is a force to be reckoned with on the court. Off the court he’s no different, with a fan base...

adidas Crazy 97 “1997 Dunk Contest” Packer Shoes Exclusive

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2013
As the NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary at the 1997 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Cleveland, fans were introduced to a future Hall of Famer and one of the best players in the storied history of the league: then Los Angeles Lakes rookie Kobe...

Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan Identical Plays Part 2

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2013
Almost a year ago, 18-year-old Youssef Hannoun put together a highly viral compilation clip featuring a direct comparison between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. A recent follow-up has made its rounds across the Internet showing two of the greatest p...

Nike Kobe 8 System “Red Snake”

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2013
Nike Basketball presents a look at the newest form of the Kobe 8 System, outfitting the silhouette in bold red for the “Red Snake” editions. Here we find the shoe still faithful to its premier qualities, composed of supportive engineered...

Nike Kobe 8 System “Venice Beach”

StyleComments ⋅ May 24, 2013
Taking inspiration from Los Angeles’s Venice Beach, Nike Basketball has crafted a bold Stadium Grey/University Gold-Night Stadium edition of Kobe Bryant’s signature Kobe 8 System. One of the more eye-catching editions of the Black Mamba&#...

Nike’s “Give Me The Ball” Campaign

LifestyleComments ⋅ Mar 4, 2013
Nike today unveiled a new campaign as part of its promotional efforts in the Greater China region. Starting with a simple premise of picking up a ball and making it happen, the ad is short, snappy and inspiring, drawing from the humble origins of gre...

Nike Air Force 1 Hi “Kobe”

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 7, 2013
While Kobe Bryant tries to bail a quickly-sinking Lakers team in his new low-top signatures, the Los Angeles star’s ongoing line of Air Force 1s continues with a decidedly higher-cut silhouette. The Nike Air Force 1 Hi “Kobe” contin...

Nike Basketball Release Christmas Versions of the Kobe 8 System, LeBron X and KD V

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 19, 2012
As Christmas draws ever-closer, Nike Basketball presents three seasonal versions of the Kobe 8 System, LeBron X and KD V. Kobe’s signature shoe draws inspiration from the rhinoceros viper and features bright red and yellow scales that mimic a C...

Kobe Bryant vs. Lionel Messi or…?

LifestyleComments ⋅ Dec 7, 2012
Turkish Airlines declares itself “Europe’s Best Airline” with a brand new commercial about flying with the best starring Kobe Bryant, Lionel Messi, and the lucky kid whose affections the two sporting superstars vie for. This ad seem...

Nike Debuts the KOBE 8 SYSTEM

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2012
Nike’s latest performance offering updates Kobe Bryant’s on-court arsenal with the unveiling of the KOBE 8 SYSTEM. Embodying speed, precision, vision and versatility, these elements of the Black Mamba’s game are all found unanimousl...

MINDstyle for BAIT NBA Glow-in-the-Dark Collectible Figure Set

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 29, 2012
With the highly-anticipated 2012-13 NBA season kicking off the day before Halloween, BAIT teams up with CoolRain and MINDstyle for a supernatural spin on the popular series of collectible NBA figures. The CoolRain x NBA Glow-in-the-Dark Collectible S...

RareInk NBA Art Prints

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2012
RareInk, official art partner of the NBA, recently launched a 100-piece collection featuring the top players, teams, and moments from the history of the Association. RareInk aims to provide fans for the first time with accessible, modern sports art f...

Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan Identical Plays: The Debate Continues

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 29, 2012
Kobe or Michael? It is an equivocal question like this that leaves people flustered and hesitant to answer. Some would argue that Kobe, in an age comparison, has scored a total of more points, appeared in more all-star and championship games, and sho...

Nike NSW x Coolrain “Dream Team” Figures featuring Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
Celebrated Korean toymaker and artist Coolrain offers a suitable homage to this year’s 2012 Dream Team with two series of action figures. Three particular high-profile and now 2012 gold medal-winning athletes in Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and L...

Nike Basketball: Milano Kalibro Kobe

LifestyleComments ⋅ Feb 24, 2012
Enzo G. Castellari, cult Italian director of ’70s exploitation movies, introduces us to a hidden treasure taken from his filmography, Milano Kalibro Kobe. The short movie, discovered in the basement of the director’s house, tells the stor...