Fear of snakes or ophidiophobia is a very common fear. I mean even Indiana Jones threaded these squamates. Snakes have a pretty bad reputation and Black Mamba might be one of the most feared individuals among snakes. So does the Ophidiophobia also include fear for Kobe Bryant aka the Black Mamba on the basketball court? I’m pretty sure most of the players have mixed feelings of fear and respect towards the the Black Mamba and he would not gotten the moniker without any reason. The latest Nike Basketball ad/clip looks into this particular fear while promoting the new Kobes.