After retiring in April 2016, you didn’t hear much from Kobe Bryant for the first year. The past few months, however, have been a different story.

It seems like Bryant is everywhere these days.

From working in the gym (we’ll spare you the meme) with current NBA stars to getting caught up in uninitiated LaVar Ball drama, everyone wants a piece of Black Mamba these days.

Even Ice Cube wants Bryant to come out and play in the Big3 League next season.

Last week, Kobe issued challenges to other players and athletes as his Nike “Mamba Mentality” trailer dropped.

The shoes themselves, the Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality “Bruce Lee’s” will be released on September 15.

This date also happens to be when “NBA 2K18” will be available to anyone who pre-ordered the highly anticipated video game.

That’s not the only connection Kobe has to the game, however.

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