Kobe Bryant’s 5 Coolest Collaborations Ever

Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing shocked sports fans everywhere. The lifetime Laker was one of the top shooting guards in NBA history and will forever be one of the greatest athletes of his generation. Over his illustrious 20-year career, he also created some of the coolest products on and off the court. Here’s a look at the Black Mamba’s most memorable collabs.

Nike Kobe V Protro ‘Chaos’

A decade after its initial release, the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro gets a 2020 upgrade with the ‘Chaos’ edition. Bryant branded himself a “HeroVillian”, and the sneaker’s bold design – lime-green swoosh and red-flecked laces – is a nod to another infamous anti-hero: the Joker.

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Nike Kobe A.D.

Pro ball hopefuls can tap into Bryant’s “Mamba Mentality” in first post-retirement sneaker drop. The low-top silhouette and lightweight materials won’t make you an 18-time NBA All-Star, but it’s as close as you’ll come to being in Black Mamba’s shoes.

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Hublot King Power Black Mamba

Bryant went all in for his first Hublot collaboration in 2013, working with storied Swiss brand to create a matte black ceramic and titanium piece truly fit for a king.

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Nubeo Black Mamba MVP

This watch is dripping in jewels: 48 baguette cut stones on the dial, 72 black sapphire round cut stones on the chronograph subdials and another 48 baguette cut whiskey sapphires on the bezel. MVPs only.

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Nike Zoom Kobe ‘Grinch 6’

One of the most coveted sneaker collabs in history (get yours used for a cool $800). The scales in Dr. Seuss green with the black swoosh pay homage to everyone’s least favourite Christmas character.

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