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Thursday Round-Up: Kobe Bryant Challenges Richard Sherman On Mamba Day

NBA legend Kobe Bryant challenged Richard Sherman to break a Seahawks franchise-record on Mamba Day 2017.

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, August 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Kobe Bryant Challenges Richard Sherman On Mamba Day 

On Mamba Day (8/24), NBA legend, former MVP and 18-time All-Star Kobe Bryant challenged numerous athletes to take the next step in their respective sports using his hashtag #MambaMentality, which represents Bryant's mindset of entering a zone where you are absorbed in your work. Bryant and Nike combined to released the Kobe A.D. Mamba Mentality Pack, which is his new signature shoe that comes in five colors: grey, blue, yellow, red and purple. The five colorways represent the five emotions of his Mamba Mentality mantra: passion, detached, honesty, fearless, and optimism. 

One of the athletes he challenged happened to be Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, an avid Lakers fan, who Bryant wants to break the team's single-season interception record in 2017.  To do so, Sherman would need to record 11 interceptions this season to break the marks set by John Harris and Kenny Easley (10). Sherman's career-high for interceptions in a season is currently eight, which he recorded in 2012 and 2013.

As one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, Sherman has never been afraid of a challenge, and he gladly accepted Bryant's request this afternoon: 

Pro Shop Item Of The Week

This week's featured item at the Seahawks Pro Shop are new beanies, which was sported by Bobby Wagner last Friday evening against Minnesota: 


Social Post Of The Day 

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who shared this old game photo from Virginia Tech for Throwback Thursday:


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More From Around The Web

Back in 2015, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia wrote about how Bryant inspired Sherman as an athlete. 

Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Nazair Jones is off to a good start this season. 

Stefanie Loh of The Seattle Times looked at how versatility could help defensive end David Bass make the Seahawks' 53-man roster. 

Seahawks special teams coordinator Brian Schneider believes this roster is one of the deepest yet. 

Finally, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI did a Q&A with rookie Ethan Pocic about his NFL journey thus far. 

Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Chiefs as the two teams get ready to face off in the 2017 preseason. 

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