Philipp Plein Launches Blingy Homage To Kobe Bryant

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Despite some serious misjudgment regarding his runway show, Designer Philip Plein debuted his latest collection at Milan Week which ended with a blingy fashion homage to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, both of whom lost their lives along with seven others in a tragic helicopter accident on January 26th. Profits from the capsule collection will be donated to Mamba & Mambacita, Bryant’s charity. Read more

Dear Basketball. Kobe’s Poem and Oscar-Winning Short.

Kobe Bryant Dear Basketball
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The world is stunned and saddened by the news of the death of legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna Maria – along with 7 others (Bryant’s private pilot Ara Zobayan; John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser; Mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester) – in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th. Read more

Nike Creates The First Full-Sized Reactive LED Basketball Court

Reactive LED Basketball Court

Inside Nike’s Shanghai’s facility, The House of Mamba, is the world’s first LED basketball court specifically built for the Nike Rise, a competition that searches for the best young Chinese players. The court has motion-tracking and reactive LED visualisation technology built into the floor to help American star Kobe Bryant teach his moves to young players in Shanghai. Read more

New Call Of Duty: Black Ops Commercial Makes Even Peace Lovers Want To Shoot Someone.

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The latest 60 second spot (shown after the stills in this post) for Activision’s soon to be released Call of Duty: Black Ops video game, conceived of by TBWA Chiat Day and directed by Rupert Sanders, makes even me want to pick up a gun – or at least a game controller – and I’m about as far as one gets from a war monger. Read more