Along with the late Kobe Bryant being named as an NBA 2K24 Cover Athlete, was the announcement of “Mamba Moments” in NBA 2K24. We go over what Mamba Moments are in NBA 2K24, as well as specific Kobe challenges that have been announced that fans will be able to re-create in the game.
NBA 2K24 ‘Mamba Moments’ Explained
Similar to the “Jordan Challenge” in NBA 2K23, NBA 2K24’s ‘Mamba Moments’ will let fans revisit iconic moments of Kobe’s legendary career and his most dominant and captivating performances during his rise to global superstardom. Fans can revisit his early career triumphs as a young phenom, and progress through his transcendent journey from elite scorer to one of the greatest players of all time.
Vice President of NBA Development at the game’s parent company Visual Concepts Erick Boenisch had this to say in a press release about “Mamba Moments” and Kobe Bryant:
“The Mamba Moments were selected to celebrate Kobe and remember how he was the most unique competitor the world had ever seen,” said Boenisch “Our team took great care in building a realistic and authentic experience to inspire and educate a new generation of basketball fans on the legacy of the lifetime Laker that left his mark on the sport.
These “Mamba Moments” include an array of games, such as huge individual outings, clutch playoff performances, and major milestones in Bryant’s career. In each, players will have a chance to take the reins and see if they can recreate what 2K Sports call Bryant’s most “awe-inspiring performances in legacy-defining moments.”
NBA 2K24 Official Mamba Moments Trailer
NBA 2K24 Mamba Moments Challenges
Here are the NBA 2K24 Mamba Moments Challenges that have been announced!
MAY 13, 2001: KOBE SCORES 48 POINTS & 16 REBS VS KINGS IN 2001 WCF
Game 4 of the 2001 Western Conference Finals where a young Bryant went off for 48 points and 16 rebounds.
JANUARY 7, 2003: RAININ’ THREES
Bryant scores 45 points and drains 12 three pointers to set a then-record for most threes in a game, versus the Seattle Supersonics.
MARCH 28, 2003: THE MENTEE FACES HIS MENTOR
Go head-to-head as Kobe against his idol and mentor, MJ, and deliver a stunning 55 points— including breaking the Lakers team record with 42 points in a single half—en route to a commanding win.
DECEMBER 20, 2005: KOBE SCORES 62 POINTS IN 3 QUARTERS
Kobe outscores the entire Dallas Mavericks squad 62-61 at the end of three quarters.
MARCH 16, 2007: 65 PTS VS THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Kobe scores 65 points against the Portland Trail Blazers
MAY 30, 2008: KOBE LEADS COMEBACK IN GAME 5 OF 2008 WCF
Kobe scores 39 to lead a 17-point comeback to close out the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 Western Conference Finals
JUNE 17, 2010: KOBE LEADS LAKERS TO GAME 7 WIN IN 2010 NBA FINALS
Kobe leads the Lakers to a championship vs the Boston Celtics
VISIT THE KOBE BRYANT BUILDING TO EARN REWARDS
Visit the Kobe Bryant Building and earn rewards found in MyTEAM and MyCAREER. MAMBA MOMENTS mode is available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC. Recreate legendary moments from Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career and experience an immersive journey from his days as a young superstar to a five-time Champion and all-time great!
Putting Kobe Bryant on the cover of NBA 2K24 was a great way to honor his great legacy and his iconic number “24”. Mamba Moments takes it a step further to let gamers revisit his legendary career. Be sure to check back here at NBA 2KW for all the latest NBA 2K24 news!