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Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:34 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 7:53 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver  

Kobe Bryant will don this black mask. (Lakers.com)

Cue the Batman jokes, I guess.

Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will switch up his mask game on Tuesday night, replacing his old clear model with the smaller, all-black style shown above, via Lakers.com. Bryant will debut the new mask when the Lakers travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to face the Detroit Pistons.

Bryant has been rocking the head gear because Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade hard-fouled him during the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando. Bryant kept playing in the game and didn't miss any time, even though he suffered a "nasal fracture" and, according to one report, a "mild concussion."

Lakers.com offers the following details.
Bryant actually had three new masks made in Detroit — by the maker of Richard Hamilton’s masks — that he tried on at the team’s shootaround on Tuesday morning, and the black one was simply the most comfortable of the five (including the two he already had), according to athletic trainer Gary Vitti.
Update: Here's a few looks at Bryant's new mask from different angles during Tuesday's game.

Kobe Bryant wearing his new black mask against the Pistonsdon this black mask. (FSPistons broadcast)

In L.A.'s three games since the All-Star break, all Lakers wins, Bryant wore the clear mask, which reportedly kept heating up, causing him discomfort. He's topped 31 points in all three games -- wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat -- so it can't be bothering him that much.
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mingloopok
Since: Mar 7, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:14 pm
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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 9:55 am
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

"OMG this is absurd, haha wow. a black mask would heat up more because its black, idiot. he just want to be nicknamed the masked black mamba or something. what an embarrassment to the lakers and i bet u laker fans look foolish with your idol ball hog trying to get more spotlight."


Man  Wow. You shouldn't be so quick to call Kobe an idiot... The color of the mask is not going to make it heat up more or less in an NBA arena.  So the idiot here is...
 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:57 am
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

and he wore it for about 3 min vs Detroit and pitched it for the face shield version. Kobe can go back to wearing this one in the bedroom with some of his high priced hookers.



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:13 am
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

It doesn't protect, it immobilizes. 



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:55 am
 

...and a loss....

hmmm. which wins out?  Clear discomfort and wins? ... or lookin good and losin'....? 



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:41 am
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

Zorro returns!



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:26 am
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

He's not playing in the sun jackass!



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:14 pm
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

there's the storyline for ring 6



Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:14 pm
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

Hey Robin, Where's Batman?



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:01 pm
 

Kobe Bryant wears new black face mask

Great, it is all coming together.  Now throw on a Rip Hamilton jersey and get ring #6 as a member of the Bulls.


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