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Nike will be dropping the final nike air max 97 plus sneaker in the epic Black Mamba pack, a limited edition NIKEiD option for the Kobe 11, a plethora of retirement gear at the team store and a few Nike Vault surprises that will get everybody hyped for the big day. But while Nike athletes have been honoring Mamba with black and gold kicks for the past week, what if you want to be a part of #MambaDay but aren t necessarily a fan of the Kobe 11? That s what we re here for& #MambaDay is another masterstroke of brilliance by Nike. Much like Air Max Day has now become a  thing that nobody questions anymore, they ve managed to turn what should be a sad day for the NBA into a celebration. Of course, it wasn t just going to be another hands clapping, fans crying, thanks for everything kind of goodbye.

Nope, it was Kevin Durant calling him an a-hole and Paul Pierce and Rasheed Wallace singing their hatred for him. It s me calling my godson cold-blooded sitting right next to Cookie Monster because it s funny to me. That s #MambaDay in a nutshell. Nike, more than willing to play the bad guy as well as any brand out there, was more than willing to support Kobe in this endeavor. It started with those highly serious and intense commercials when he nike blazer mid first signed with the swoosh; then it slowly morphed into his irreverent spots where he dressed like Beethoven and rode a horse to sell ankle insurance. Good luck trying to do something like that with LeBron or KD. Not that they don t sound sincere when they pitch shoes; it s just that Kobe is light years ahead of the competition when it comes to being a snarky jerk.

In the 20 years since Mamba has been nike flip flops for women in our lives, some people have finished school, gotten married, made families, screwed that all up and got back on the horse to sell ankle insurance to do it all over again. There is an entire generation of fans who grew up knowing Kobe was their GOAT and that s awesome. This was their golden era, much like how the generation before had MJ as their idol and the generation before that had Dr. J. And that s why it can t be a fade to black. Nah, this past 20 years are too shiny to ever disappear into the ether. It ll be a little dusty as the years go on and a new GOAT takes Mamba s place, but it ll shine bright thanks to Kobe, Nike and the haters. If you could ask Kobe Bryant what he would like his final NBA act to look like, it would not be at the friendly nike flyknit racer and adoring confines of the Staples Center where everybody is cheering for him like a hero.

Nope, he would want to be at an opposing team s gym in his road purple jersey burying a game-winning shot over the outstretched arms of a hopeless defender. Basically it s the scenario of  The Conductor , Kobe s last Nike commercial as an active NBA player. Prior to signing with Nike in 2003, Kobe Bryant took a year off the signature sneaker game. Despite being a three-time NBA champion and one of the league s most popular players at that point, Bryant was a man without a shoe deal. His departure with adidas was not without controversy (some legit, some made up by the internet, some based on the awfulness of the KOBETWO), but that did not stop brands from chasing Mamba. Instead of jumping on board with another brand right away, Kobe spent the entire 2002-03 NBA season wearing whatever the hell he damn well pleased. And it was a glorious time.

We can only imagine in hindsight what Air Jordan PEs there would have been if Nike and Jordan Brand operated similarly for Michael as they do now for any number of players. Thankfully this relationship with the Tar Heels continued and we have this great sneaker history between the University of North Carolina basketball program, Nike and Jordan Brand. Earlier this NBA season, we had a chance to speak briefly with Chris Paul, he of the  Riquickulous meme. It was only a few games in, but Paul had already worn several colorways of his newest signature shoe, the Jordan CP3.VII, and we wanted to know what his plans were for the season. Could he really pull off a full 82 game schedule wearing a different colorway (or variant with different laces and accents) to each game?

When we ve got a planet that s all Red, then we ve got to go for something that is even louder. And the only option to turn to at that point is the Nike Air Yeezy  Red October . It s a match made in heaven. Michael Jordan was a lot of things during nike free rn his college days at the University of North Carolina. He was an All-American twice, a Player of the Year, a National Champion and a Gold Medalist for Team USA Basketball all before he wore a Chicago Bulls uniform. Being a spokesman for Nike and the driving force behind an industry worth billions of dollars was not one of his roles at the time. But don t tell that to the people we asked in this latest edition of #SneakSmarts because we gave them this question to marinate on: What Jordans Image did Michael Jordan wear during his last college game?


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