NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant ‘Mamba Moments’ Explained & Projected Kobe Challenges

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 what the specific potential Kobe challenges we could see in this mode.

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.

NBA 2K24 Mamba Moments Projected Challenges

The official Mamba Moment challenges haven’t been released as of yet, but here are several iconic games of Bryant’s to choose from which could potentially be in NBA 2K24’s Mamba Moments:

JULY 13, 1996: KOBE SCORES 36 IN SUMMER LEAGUE DEBUT

17-year-old Kobe Bryant scores 36 points in an NBA Summer League game versus the Phoenix Suns to lead the Lakers to a 107-100 victory at the Pyramid in Long Beach.

FEBRUARY 8, 1997: KOBE WINS SLAM DUNK CONTEST

Kobe Bryant wins the 1997 Dunk Contest.

FEBRUARY 8, 1998: KOBE VS MJ AT ALL-STAR GAME

Kobe squares off against Michael Jordan during the 1998 All-Star Game.

JUNE 14, 2000: KOBE CARRIES IN 2000 NBA FINALS GAME 4 VS PACERS 

After teammate Shaquille O’Neal fouled out, Kobe put the team on his back to carry them to the win vs the Pacers in Game 4 of the 2000 NBA Finals.

MAY 19, 2001: 45 POINTS VS TIM DUNCAN’S SPURS IN 2001 WCF

Kobe scores 45 against the formidable San Antonio Spurs in the 2001 Western Conference Finals.

JULY 18, 2002: KOBE TAKES OVER RUCKER PARK

Kobe Bryant puts on a show at the legendary Rucker Park in New York City.

 NOVEMBER 27, 2002: KOBE VS TMAC

Kobe scores 38 points in a back and forth duel between himself and Tracy McGrady.

JANUARY 7, 2003: RAININ’ THREES

Bryant scores 45 points and drains 12 three pointers versus the Seattle Supersonics.

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.

JANUARY 22, 2006: 81 POINTS VS THE RAPTORS

Kobe scores 81 points to lead his Los Angeles Lakers over the Toronto Raptors.

AUGUST 24, 2008: KOBE LEADS TEAM USA ‘REDEEM TEAM’ TO GOLD VS SPAIN

Kobe powers Team USA’s defeat of Spain 107-100 to earn the gold medal in men’s basketball at the Olympics in Beijing.

FEBRUARY 2, 2009: 61 AT MSG

Kobe goes off for 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on 19-of-31 from the floor and a perfect 20-of-20 from the line.

MAY 29, 2010: CLUTCH KOBE IN GAME 6 OF WCF VS SUNS

Kobe puts up 37 points on the Suns in the 2010 WCF, including several plays in the clutch.

APRIL 13, 2016: MAMBA OUT – KOBE SCORES 60 IN LAST GAME OF HIS CAREER

Kobe scores 60 points vs the Utah Jazz in the last game of his career.

Conclusion

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!

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