Kobe Bryant Was Reportedly Considering Leaving Nike To Start New Sneaker Brand Owned By Players

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Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash back in February but it appears that before his untimely death he was considering making a big business move that would have helped his fellow athletes.

In a series of tweets posted on Monday night, venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar claims Kobe was planning on leaving Nike to start his own sneaker company.

Pishevar goes on to say that he personally met with Bryant to discuss starting a “shoe company owned by players,” called Mamba.

According to Shervin, Bryant wanted to leave Nike because he wasn’t happy with the way they were marketing his latest sneakers.

I’m sure we’ll hear plenty more stories about Kobe’s business ideas in the coming years but a sneaker company owned by players is something that should definitely happen.