Kobe Bryant played his last NBA game two years ago today and went out with a bang, scoring 60 points (on 50 shots) as he bid the NBA a final farewell. That day was celebrated around the league as the inaugural “Mamba Day”—the latest in Nike’s growing list of manufactured consumer holidays.
This year’s festivities include the launch of Bryant’s latest signature model, and fourth since his retirement, the Kobe A.D. NXT 360. In honor of Mamba Day, and we’re taking a look back at the entirety of his signature sneaker collection and ranking every model that’s ever released over his career to see where these post-retirement models fit it.
10. Nike Zoom Kobe 3
The Nike Kobe 3 was a prelude to what was to come to be expected from the signature sneaker line—a glove like fit on the upper that acted like a second skin on your feet. The shoe also built on the natural motion principles found in the Nike Kobe 2.