Kobe Bryant (1978-2020) inspired people around the world with his ability on the basketball court and his work ethic off it.
During Mamba Week, Nike will champion Kobe’s legacy and the Mamba Mentality that so fittingly represents the athlete and the man through three key efforts: providing a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, amplifying Kobe’s message through the Mamba League and extending Kobe’s legacy of inspiration and innovation through select Kobe products.
On August 23rd, Nike will release the Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage” that nods to the famed Big Stage colorway from the 2010 NBA Finals and graphic mosaic used on the Championship Parade PE. On August 24th aka Mamba Day, the Kobe 5 Protro “5x Champ” colorway will become available. On August 27th, Nike will be releasing the Undefeated Kobe 5 Protro “What If” Pack that’s inspired by the 12 teams that passed on Kobe Bryant in the draft. One pair is comprised of a combination of colors from those 12 teams, while the other pair includes colors from the franchise (Hornets) that made the trade, symbolizing the What If? motivation that drove Kobe to outwork his opponents. On August 29th, Nike will finally releasing the “EYBL” Kobe 5 Protro.
UPDATE 8/13: Nike has officially unveiled their Kobe 5 Protro Mamba Week lineup that includes the “Big Stage” (8/23), “5x Champ” (8/24), Undefeated “What If” Pack (8/27), and the Girls EYBL (8/29) as well as the LA Lakers City Edition “Black Mamba” Jersey (8/24).
Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage”
Color: White/Metallic Gold-Black
Style Code: CT8014-100
Release Date: August 23, 2020
Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5x Champ”
Color: Court Purple/Black-University Gold
Style Code: CD4991-500
Release Date: August 24, 2020
Undefeated x Nike Kobe 5 Protro “What If”
Release Date: August 27, 2020
Nike Kobe 5 Protro EYBL
Color: Forest Green/Metallic Red Bronze-Speed Yellow-Forest Green
Style Code: CD4991-300
Release Date: August 29, 2020