Kobe teams with The Sports Academy to create "The Mamba Sports Academy."
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has partnered with The Sports Academy to launch "The Mamba Sports Academy" in Thousand Oaks.
The 100,000 square-foot facility boasts five basketball courts, five volleyball courts, two beach volleyball courts, a turf field, an esports training ground, batting cages, pitching mounds and a Gracie Barra jiu jitsu school.
According to ESPN's Arash Markazi, Kobe says, "MAMBA Sports Academy is a natural expansion of my commitment to educating and empowering the next generation of kids through sports. We focus on offering a premium experience on proper training for young athletes, and infuse a little ‘Mamba Mentality’ into their programs.”
Today's press release reads: "MAMBA Sports Academy will provide effective, safe and transparent overall human performance training to develop athletes to the peak of their potential. The Academy enlists diverse experts to support youth, amateur and elite athletes with a full circle approach including body, performance and mind training. MAMBA Sports Academy operates three distinct business units; physical training academies, a sports focused venture lab, and a charitable foundation, called the MAMBA Sports Foundation."