While no one since Kobe Bryant has had quite the same killer instinct, Kyrie Irving is definitely one of today’s NBA athletes that comes closest. Even when Irving played with the greatest player on the planet – LeBron James – when it was crunch time and someone needed to get up the final shot, often-times it was Irving, due to his Mamba-like mentality. In honor of this shared trait, the Swoosh is giving Irving a “Mamba Mentality” version of his Kyrie 4 signature sneaker. Much like the PG 2 selection releasing on the same day, this offering takes design cues from an iconic Kobe sneaker – the Kobe 5 Prelude in this case .
Head over to your like Nike Basketball retailer on Mamba Day – April 13th to pick up a pair, and in the meantime, enjoy and official look below. In more Mamba Day news, check out the brand new Kobe AD NXT 360 set to make its world debut on the 13th as well.
Nike Kyre 4 “Mamba Mentality”
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Color: Black/Sonic Yellow/Purple Venom
Style Code: AV2597-001