The Los Angeles Lakers will pay tribute to Kobe Bryant tonight by retiring both his 8 and 24 jerseys. For the occasion, Nike will honor the Black Mamba with a special edition NIKEiD Air Force 1 Low in a “Black Mamba” colorway at the tip off against the Warriors.
This Nike Air Force 1 Low features a Black Mamba-inspired snakeskin upper, while having both Kobe’s numbers embroidered on the heels. Finishing off the design are eight stars on each tongue to honor the Lakers total title tally.
Look for the Nike Air Force 1 Low Black Mamba to be available from Nike.com at tipoff of tonight’s Lakers vs. Warriors game, approximately 7:30 PM PT. The Nike Kobe t-shirts will release at 8:24 PM PT on Nike.com and are available at select retailers in the Los Angeles area.