Nike releases 'Mamba Moment' shoe after Kobe passes Michael Jordan

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Kobe passes Jordan on NBA scoring list
Monday December 15th, 2014

Nike is releasing a commemorative "Mamba Moment" edition of Kobe Bryant's signature shoe, the Kobe 9 Elite, after Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's career scoring list on Sunday.

Bryant scored his 32,293rd career point after a pair of free throws with 5:24 remaining in the second quarter of Sunday night's Lakers-Timberwolves game. Doing so moved him past Jordan for third on the NBA scoring list, trailing only Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928).

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Kobe wore the shoes during the game, and a special NikeiD edition is now available for purchase on Nike's website for $245. Various customization options are available, including the color schemes for various parts of the shoe, text options and various choices for the midsole -- even a glow-in-the-dark variety.

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for their third straight win. Bryant scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in 35 minutes.

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