Shervin Pishevar surprised everyone with his most recent revelation, telling the truth about Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant. According to the venture capitalist, the Black Mamba wanted to leave Nike and start off his own sneaker brand and company. The meeting happened in December 2019, about a month before Kobe’s tragic accident.
“I met with Kobe Bryant in late December 2019,” Pishevar tweeted. “Kobe wasn’t happy with Nike and was going to leave it in 2020. Kobe was going to start Mamba, a shoe company owned by players. He passed away weeks later. What he was about to do in business was going to eclipse his sports career. These were the designs my team did to show him that day for an independent Mamba shoe company. Here’s calendar details. There were witnesses to the meeting and Kobe’s plans like Gina Ford, who manages Usain Bolt.”
Great Kobe lost his life in a tragic helicopter crash. Nine people died in the crash, including Kobe’s daughter, Gianna.
The Black Mamba played with the Los Angeles Lakers for two decades before retiring in 2016. When it comes to averages, Kobe scored 25.0 points, 4.7 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game in his career.
The truth about Kobe Bryant’s future plans
Kobe spent his entire career with one team. Dirk Nowitzki has similar record. Kobe had an incredible career and is also an 18-time All-Star. He ranks fourth on the all-time scoring list with 33,643 points. In his fruitful career, Kobe won five rings, two NBA Finals MVP awards, and one regular-season MVP award.
Kobe’s brand would definitely attract the attention of many athletes across the nation. Creating his own sneaker-line would have been more than awesome.
New York Knicks Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing lives his dream. Shaq begun his career with Reebok and then made sneakers you can buy at K-Mart and Target.
Retired NBA All-Star Cedric Cebalos had an interview with Landon Buford from Forbes Magazine. “I don’t know,” he said of the circulating story of Kobe’s plans. “Would he want to deal with that?”
We will never know.