It may seem like a while ago since Kobe’s passing but it has only been 5 months since the tragic helicopter crash. Kobe was an inspiration to many generations. Kids and adults alike were transcended and left in awe at his work mentality and dedication to the game.
In fact, his mentality and dedication was even trademarked because of how people aspired to be like him. He inspired the younger NBA players like Devin Booker, who are an integral part of today’s game.
To commemorate Kobe and his marvelous career, Nike will release Kobe gear for Mamba week which is the week containing 8/24, the numbers that Kobe dawned during his basketball career.
Kobe V Proto Girls EYBL
Nike Kobe V Proto Big Stage
The gear will consist of 5 pairs of Nike Kobe V Proto and a City Edition jersey. Perhaps the most iconic sneakers will be the 5x Champ and the Undefeated What If pack.
The 5x Champ sports a mostly purple and gold color way that is meant to represent the Lakers. The Nike Kobe V Proto ‘5x Champ’ can definitely be seen as more of a collector’s sneaker which makes it so popular.
Undefeated x What If Pack
The Undefeated What If Pack is also seen as more of collector’s item due to the story behind the designs. The ‘What If’ pack is made of one colorful pair that is supposed to represent the 12 teams that passed on him in the 1996 NBA Draft. And the other all white pair is supposed to represent the team that traded the pick for him.