Nike unveils the Kobe 11 Bruce Lee
Basketball’s Black History Month Collection will be found on-court throughout today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Showcase. Nike wanted to go beyond basketball with this year’s collection, which is why the brand enlisted two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Rober Glasper to compose a new song, “Be Courageous”, for the occasion. The composition honors Kobe 11 Bruce Lee historic 20-year NBA career and is accompanied by a unique short film that showcases key moments in Bryant’s journey to becoming one of the game’s greatest players. Glasper chose a unique 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures to honor the date that MLK was assassinated April 4th, 1968. Be sure to watch the film and listen to the song below.With Black-University Red Nike Kobe 11 Bruce Lee to retire at the end of this season, Nike is set to go out with a ceremonial bang for the 17-time All-Star. The Nike Kobe 11 is the last signature sneaker University Gold Kobe 11 Bruce Lee will rock on the court.Recently unveiled, the Kobe 11 features technology unseen on the hardwood. Designed by Eric Avar, the low-cut sneaker features an all-Flyknit upper for flexibility and breathability. The Flyknit upper showcases the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) yarn for superior strength. The TPU reduces the shoe’s weight without compromising strength. For the in-sole, the Kobe 11 features lunarlon cushioning with zoom air in the heel. The outsole features a new traction pattern that is aimed to be best from the Kobe line.