Found November 07, 2011 on SLAM Online:
Ever since KICKS 3 (summer 2000), each issue of the annual sneaker mag—KICKS 10 not included—has contained two or three new inductions into the KICKS Hall of Fame, where footwear legends past and present are honored. This may not be fresh material for those of you who’ve been copping the mag since before the new millennium hit, but for the younger heads, we’re posting the entire HOF online over the course of the next few weeks. (It’ll be archived under the KICKS tab above.) Enjoy, and don’t forget: KICKS 14 is on sale now! —Ed. Originally published in KICKS 14 by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris It isn’t often you see a press conference called over a sneaker. But early in December, 2008, that’s exactly what Kobe Bryant and Nike did. Despite the scarcity of conferences, it still would have been easy to brush it off as an elaborate attempt to generate hype for Bryant’s fourth sneaker with Nike. But then, over the course of a short webcast intro, Mamba and the Swo...

Kobe Bryant Wants Owners And Union To Talk Before Wednesday

Kobe Bryant is speaking out in a last ditch effort to try to save the season. The Black mamba recently gave a statement hoping that the union and owners could meet again before Stern’s Wednesday imposed deadline. “We need for the two sides to get together again before Wednesday, because we’re too close to getting a deal done. We need to iron out the last system items and...

Kobe Bryant Posed For Italian GQ (Photo/Video)

With the NBA still under lockout mode, Lakers star Kobe Bryant had an opportunity to pose for the cover of the Italian GQ.Below is the entire cover and the video of the photo shoot:(Courtesy of Terez Owens)

Kobe Bryant Does GQ Italia

Buon giorno! With so much style and time on his very capable clutch performing hands. Kobe Bryant nabbed the cover of GQ Italia’s November 2011 issue to keep things moving. I doubt the “Black Mamba” will sign with an Italian club until he retires from the league, so seeing him in GQ Italia might be the closest the folks in the boot shaped country will get. However, with this...


With the NBA lockout still underway, Italian team Virtus Bologna has been working hard to court Kobe Bryant. There’s no agreement as of yet that would bring Kobe to the hardwood, but he has taken his fashion talents to the international stage. The Lakers guard posed for the cover of the November issue of GQ Italia. Though Italian fans would rather see Kobe in a basketball uniform...

Kobe Bryant Wants Owners, Players to Avoid ‘Nuclear Winter’

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni Every day that passes without a labor agreement in the NBA is another day that Kobe Bryant can’t play for the Los Angeles Lakers. That, as you might imagine, does not sit well with the self-proclaimed Black Mamba. Bryant, rumored to being agreeable to the owners’ proposed 50/50 split of basketball-related-income, tells Yahoo! Sports that he...

Owners, players may meet Tuesday. That would make Kobe happy.

What Kobe Bryant wants, Kobe Bryant gets. Okay, it’s not that simple, but in this case it could be a good thing. The NBA owners and players are trying to set up one last meeting before David Stern’s Wednesday deadline, reported Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA and Players Association are discussing setting up a meeting…

Lockout Boredom Sends Kobe Bryant to Train with Manny Pacquiao???

This NBA lockout has spawned some interesting activity from some of our favorite pro basketball players. NBA players have made it a point to do whatever it takes to stay active while on lockout vacation. Perhaps the most popular NBA lockout moment was Kevin Durant's flag football game last week (4 TD's and 3 interceptions ain't bad!). Video of Durant's flag football...
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