The final NBA game of Kobe Bryant's legendary career will take place in just under a week from today when the Lakers take on the Utah Jazz in a road game on April 13. As the curtains begin to close, Nike's saluting Kobe with what it calls Mamba Day.

Starting today, many of Nike's best athletes will lace up in black and gold sneakers as a tribute to Kobe's legacy. Rory McIlroy will take to the course at Augusta National for the Masters in Kobe-inspired shoes, and athletes like the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout and 2015 FIFA Player of the Year Carli Lloyd will also be participating.

Above, you can hear athletes like Kevin DurantKyrie Irving, Odell Beckham Jr., Eric Koston, Paul George, and more talk about what Bryant means to them. Be sure to stay tuned for more Kobe content as Mamba Day approaches.