April 16, 2016


You Can Now Buy Kanye West's 'I Feel Like Kobe' T-Shirt

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Kanye West doesn't Feel Like Pablo so much this week, but he definitely Feels Like Kobe--and he's sharing his sartorial ode to the now-retired Laker with Yeezy fans.

West attended the final game of Bryant's Laker career on April 13, but he wasn't just wearing another purple and gold t-shirt. He was sporting a riff on his own design, specifically the one he rocked for his Yeezy Season 3 and The Life of Pablo presentation at Madison Square Garden that boasts "I FEEL LIKE PABLO" in Gothic type. Thankfully, there'll be no waiting on insane lines required (as we had to do for the TLOP pop-up store) for this Black Mamba merchandise, as Kanye put it up for sale on his website.

The front of the long-sleeved tee keeps it simple with "I FEEL LIKE KOBE," while the back is a full-on tribute to the career Laker: Under "THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME," the shirt is inked with the date of Bryant's last game, "MAMBA DAY," a reference to his nickname, Black Mamba, his full name, and "LOWER MERION'S FINEST," a touching tribute to Bryant's high school, where he spent his formative teenage years.

As West is scheduled to play Governors Ball and has said he plans to tour behind TLOP, who knows: There may be more off-the-cuff tees repping various greats in the coming months coming from the closet of Kanye.