Rumor has it that Kobe Bryant was planning on leaving Nike and starting his own sneaker brand.
Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar revealed details on Twitter.
He said, “I met with Kobe Bryant in late December 2019. 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 in business was going to eclipse his sports career.”
Shervin also shared shoe designs that his team showed Kobe, and proof that they had meetings.