Kyrie Irving Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant With Nike Kyrie 3 “Mamba Mentality”

Very few NBA players have drawn comparison to Kobe Bryant the way that Kyrie Irving has. His take on any challenge attitude, his ability to close a tight game, and his wish to be the No. 1 option on his team, shows that Kobe has a big influence on his game.

To pay homage to the Black Mamba, the Cavs/Celtics guard drew inspiration from the popular Kobe V “Bruce Lee” colorway and put it on the Nike Kyrie 3. True to the original, the sneaker sports red slash marks near the toe box and a clean yellow/black paint job. There’s even a new “Kyrobe” logo that combines both Kyrie’s and Kobe’s signature Nike logos on the tongue.

The Kyrie 3 “Mamba Mentality” will release on September 15 via Nike SNKRS. You can check out detailed images of the sneaker below.