Celebrating the big man's big love for the beautiful game (on his birthday too), Nike have launched the Kobe 11 “Mambacurial” that dunks in with a colourful tribute to FC Barcelona.

Said to have a soft spot for the Catalan kings, a rich blue and passionate red Flyknit upper is partnered up top with a slice of yellow leather detailing including a shining swoosh - all paying tribute to Barcelona.

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Much like the famous Barca kit, this shoe is about subtle delivery but championed glory. Fit for a king of his own kind, on the court, the shoe is completed with a gum sole that brings the aesthetic together - dressing a performance shoe in lifestyle gold, there's as much engineering under the hood as there is crafted design. Tons if you were wondering just how much.

Landing from the 8th September, it's another football / basketball mash up that brings two games together with elevated style.