Kyrie Irving is a proponent of Kobe Bryant's "Mamba Mentality," having credited the mindset for his fierce play in the 2016 NBA Finals. Here, his support translates to sneakers via a pair of Kyrie 3s based on an older pair of Nike Kobes.

The Nike Kyrie 3 in the "Bruce Lee" colorway alludes to the late martial artist via references to a similar Kobe 5. Specifically, the slash marks and black/yellow palette nod to that shoe, while details like the snakeskin medial and hybrid Kyrie/Kobe logos connect it to the Black Mamba.

The Nike Kyrie 3 "Mamba Mentality" will release on Sept. 15 for $120 via Nike SNKRS here.

Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Bruce Lee Front
Image via Nike News
Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Bruce Lee Tongue
Image via Nike News
Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Bruce Lee Medial
Image via Nike News