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.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 24, 2017
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.
— WeAreTheNBA (@WeAreTheNBA1) August 25, 2017
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.
A detailed look at the Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality paying respect to Kobe Bryant and Bruce Lee
September 15 ? pic.twitter.com/e6f6boetBA
— B/R Kicks (@br_kicks) August 28, 2017
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.