Mamba Day

They’re calling this Mamba Day — the last day Kobe Bryant will suit up in a Los Angeles Laker’s jersey and take the court as a professional NBA player. With his name legitimately inserted into the G.O.A.T. conversation (greatest of all time), it’s most certainly a day to sit back in reflection of the moment, the years and the legacy.

Kobe Bryant

On this last day of competition for one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball, we are honored to have ghost authored a page in Kobe Bryant’s scrolling story. You see, back in 2000, our founder (Eirik Lund Nielsen) had the grand opportunity to lead the design and development of the ever iconic Kobe1 and Kobe2 … some of the most recognizable and signature shoes in the adidas basketball portfolio.

adidas kobe1 Kobe Bryant shoe

With the Portland Trailblazers as our home team, there has been no shortage of Kobe Bryant heroics crashing our Western Conference aspirations. Though he has knocked us down, too many times before, the respect for his mark is thick. The talent is undeniable. The work ethic is admirable. The competitor is formidable.

Well done, young man. You’ve earned your day and more. Now, beat the Jazz.

He dropped 60. Beast.