As Kobe Bryant’s 20-year pro basketball career concludes this evening in Los Angeles, Bryant playfully orchestrates a symphony of cheers and jeers in Nike’s new film, “The Conductor,” which illustrates the athlete’s polarizing effect among players, coaches and fans, whom many have loved and others have loved to hate.
Cameos in the new film, directed by Mark Romanek and developed in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, include Hall-of-Fame coach Phil Jackson, 10-time All-Star and Los Angeles native Paul Pierce, former world champion Rasheed Wallace, a flustered Benny the Bull and passionate fans representing nine basketball teams.
Available for a limited time beginning at tipoff of the Black Mamba’s final game tonight, the Nike Kobe 11 Mamba Day iD celebrates Bryant’s career by the numbers.
Lastly, the full Nike Kobe Black Mamba Pack is available on eBay, with each of the 13 shoes autographed by Bryant. Auction proceeds benefit The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.
Check out the full Kobe Bryant The Conductor video below and let us know what you guys think in the comments section.