Over 200 Nike Athletes Will Honor Kobe On Mamba Day By Wearing Black & Gold Shoes
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On April 13th of 2016, over 200 Nike athletes will be wearing black and gold sneaker in honor of Kobe’s Bryant’s final game. Nike is calling the day Mamba Day and released this press release about the day every basketball fan over the age of 20 will probably remember for the rest of their lives.
Love him or hate him, the Black Mamba’s prolific and successful career has fueled both joy and anger. In a nod to this duality, as the clock winds down on Kobe Bryant’s career, NIKE, Inc. is celebrating one of its most accomplished athletes with a befitting global tribute. Beginning today, Nike-sponsored athletes worldwide will celebrate the player many love to hate by wearing black and gold shoes, a metaphoric nod to Bryant’s golden career fading to black on April 13.
From the golf course in Augusta to football pitches in Europe and numerous fields of play in between, accomplished athletes including Rory McIlroy, Mike Trout and Carli Lloyd will honor one of the world’s most polarizing champions. Bryant is a hero to fans and a villain to others, but nobody can question his fierce competitiveness, which has led to five world championships, 18 All-Star appearances and two gold medals.
The black and gold Nike product seen worldwide over the next week appropriately leads into the Mamba Day celebration on April 13, when Los Angeles hosts Utah in Bryant’s final professional game.
We will also be in attendance for the game and retirement conference and will also be sharing our favorite memories, images, videos and stories about Bryant on Mamba Day via our social networks and snapchat (@BallislifeMvmnt).