Nike recently announced their latest Kobe Mamba Mentality apparel collection will be arriving just after the holiday.
The Kobe Mamba Mentality collection includes a jacket, a t-shirt and a fresh styled Kobe jersey. In their announcement, Nike said that the collection was inspired by Kobe’s iconic mentality on and off the court; they said, “each piece in this premium apparel collection is an opportunity to embody the Mamba Mentality — and a reminder of what it takes to be a champion.”
The varsity-style Men’s Destroyer Jacket, undoubtedly the most expensive of the collection, comes in a sleek black wool with dark leather sleeves. The front of the jacket sees two nods to Kobe, with his insignia adorning the left side and the words: “passion, obsession, resilience, relentlessness, fearlessness” on the right side. The back of the jacket also has both of Kobe’s numbers, 8 and 24, inside his classic Mamba figure 8 logo.
Kobe’s logo continues to appear throughout the collection, with the insignia appearing on the upper left corner of the front of the t-shirt. The T-shirt also proudly sports the Mamba figure 8 snake logo on the back with Kobe’s #8 and #24 inside, along with Kobe’s impressive stats and championship win dates. The t-shirt, like the Men’s Destroyer Jacket, comes in a sleek all- black.
To finish off the collection, the City Edition Swingman Jersey will be available in both Men’s and Big Kids sizes. A black embossed snakeskin pattern is displayed on the athletic, sweat-wicking fabric to bring a fresh feel to the jersey. With classic LA Lakers team branding, the jersey gives a nod to Nike’s Los Angeles Lakers City Edition Jersey as well as to Kobe. The jersey sports Kobe’s #8 on the front and #24 on the back in the Lakers yellow alongside Kobe’s name on the back.
Nike’s Kobe Mamba Mentality apparel collection is set to arrive on Nike’s website after Christmas, on December 27th, at 10AM PST.
You can check out the collection below.