UPDATE: If you feel the pain of being a Lakers fan, grab these on NDC or at select Nike basketball accounts today.
How many of you have broken your nose playing competitive sport? The feeling absolutely sucks! Having your main source of air flatted back into the beautiful contours of your face is not fun in any regard, and it's something KB knows all too well. Now as godly on the court as Kobe is, the Mamba sporting a protective face-mask is kind of a 'LOL' situation (see photos below, the facey is a tough look to pull of!), but these latest 'Pain' Kobe Xs are no laughing matter. How this colour-up directly relates to the Masked Mamba directly is unclear, but that doesn't stop it from looking mean and menacing in ghostly shades of grey, iced out soles and reflective hits around the board. Expect them to drop this July 9 at all the usual haunts, including Nike.com.
- Originally Published July 7th, 2015