Found December 01, 2012 on
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Yesterday, the fine folks over at Nike revealed the latest Kobe Bryant sneakers called the "Kobe 8 System".Below is a small excerpt from the press release that Nike posted on their website that describes what makes these new Kobe-endorsed shoes unique:Nike Basketball factored in every dimension of Kobe Bryant’s formidable game in creating the KOBE 8 SYSTEM, which brings together performance innovations to create Kobe’s lowest and lightest performance basketball shoe to date at 9.6 ounces in a U.S. men’s size 9. The shoe’s provocative graphic snakeskin print was inspired by Kobe’s on-court alter ego the Black Mamba, with further inspiration from the Chinese Year of the Snake in 2013.The KOBE 8 SYSTEM is the result of a close collaboration between Nike Performance Footwear Creative Director Eric Avar, his team and Kobe himself. For his latest creation, Kobe wanted a shoe that acted as an extension of his foot, mirroring his quick performance while staying lower to the ground. If you were looking for a sexy behind-the-scenes look about the shoes, you can check that out in the below video:
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Kobe Bryant launched the Nike Kobe System 8 tonight in Los Angeles:
“The Kobe 8 is about enhanced performance. It’s the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It’s simplistic but has an edge to it…
“I took this extremely seriously. This is what I’m out there on the court playing in every single day trying to bring a championship to back Los Angeles. So it needs to be as close...
Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever touch a basketball. When you look at all he has accomplished in his 16-year career, that really isn’t debatable. A player like Kobe doesn’t get to where he is by coasting along. It takes countless hours of hard work and determination. The younger generation of NBA players is lucky to have had someone like Bryant to look up to...
Nike and Kobe Bryant's latest signature shoe release, the Kobe 8 System, features a new design to fit like an extension of Kobe’s foot for a quick first step.The post Mamba Back: Nike And Kobe Bryant Unveil The Kobe 8 System appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
In a secret location in Downtown LA, Kobe Bryant “unleashed’ his latest shoe, the Kobe 8. Inspired by 2013 being “The year of the snake,” the shoe has snake scale touches throughout the shoe paying homage to the Black Mamba nickname Kobe’s adopted. Take a look at photos from the event and a video [...]
We have already seen images of Kobe Bryant’s latest shoe the Nike Zoom Kobe VIII “Electric”. But today, a photograph was leaked that showed the Kobe VIII’s in new a black/red colorway. The Kobe 8 has a very sleek design that feature a hyperfuse/mesh upper and a low-cut profile around the ankle. No release date has been announced for the Kobe VIII “Bred”, so make sure...
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers needed seven games to eliminate the Denver Nuggets from the playoffs last season.
Getting a victory in their first meeting since will likely require a much better shooting performance, especially from the free throw line.
Bryant and the Lakers will try to rebound from the team's worst effort of the season Friday night against the Nuggets...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard hit his first three-pointer since the 2006-07 season in the final seconds of the Lakers 122-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Howard scored 28 points with 20 rebounds and three blocks while Antawn Jamison led the team in scoring with 33 points. The Nuggets were led by Danillo Gallinari with 19 points while Denver's high energy Kenneth...
PAU RIGHT IN THE KISSER
The Lakers star apparently is extremely frustrated with his teammate, saying the following to reporters about Gasol: "Put your big boy pants on."
Dwight Howard said he's happy with the Los Angeles Lakers but wont commit to staying with the organization past this season. "We're not going to talk about it," Howard said Saturday to the Los Angeles Times. "We're not getting into that." Click Link To Read More! "This is a place that I've always prayed that I could be a part of something...
We knew the Lakers would have rocky start this season. This was before Mike Brown was hired and Mike D’Antoni was brought in and the Lakers had to start over again. Things seem to go from one extreme to the other. Following a loss to Dwight Howard’s former team the Orlando Magic on Sunday, [...]
Nike today lifted up the hood on the KOBE 8 SYSTEM’s and they are pretty great. You can decide for yourself if you enjoy them or not thanks to the below behind the scenes video and pictures. Sneakerheads, enjoy! Speed. Precision. Vision. Versatility. Each of these traits is powerful on its own. When you bring them together, they’re unstoppable. Nike Basketball factored in every...
Los Angeles Lakers center was challenged by Los Angeles Kings mascot "Bailey" to a free throw and three-point shooting contest.
Bailey won both challenges.
"Sometimes you have to lose to win," joked Howard afterwards.
Howard's free throw average this season is 47.8 percent while his three-point average is 0.00 percent as it should be.