Bad guys wear the black hats. Maybe black masks too. Kobe's been rocking the standard clear facemask the past few games. But who says you can't protect a broken nose and be stylish at the same time? This is the guard Bryant will don tonight, and it has more than a whiff of MF Doom about it.
UPDATE [8:26 pm]: Seems that the black mask is no more. Kobe had some adjustment issues with the fit and ditched it early in the second quarter. [via Kevin Ding]
Sorry, Black Mask fans. It's over. Kobe just put old clear mask back on.
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) March 7, 2012