Mamba Mentality

Widely considered one of the most complete players in professional basketball, Kobe retired in 2016 after playing 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and leading them to 5 championships. He was also the first player in the NBA to have both his jersey numbers (He swapped from 8 to 24 mid-way in his career) retired by the same team.

Also known as The Black Mamba, Kobe is both a prolific scorer, having once scored 81 points in a game, and one of basketball’s most clutch player. He is widely known for his work ethic and fierce competitiveness and even coined the term “Mamba Mentality” to describe his approach to the game; referring to his “constant quest to try to better today than you were yesterday”.

Post retirement, he is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball”, an animated short film based on a letter he wrote to The Players’ Tribune when announcing his retirement from basketball in 2015.

Our Kobe sock takes on the iconic purple and gold colours of the Lakers uniform which is both classic and instantly recognisable. Kobe is for those who live for crunch time and perform their best when the game is on the line.

 

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