The Kobe A.D.

2016 Nike


On April 13, 2016, Kobe Bryant played the final game of his 20-year career. Some athletes might have let that sink in for a day, maybe a week. Not Bryant. He was in his office at 8a.m. April 15, opening the new chapter of his life with the same intensity he’d pushed through the previous two decades on the hardwood.

For the release of this shoe we partnered with Nike Global Basketball to break down Kobe’s latest signature shoe & to get the history behind the A.D., featuring Ross Klein sketches, designer for Nike Basketball.