Word up Kobe Bryant, we salute you! Nike on the other hand, you may have dropped the ball on this one – all puns intended. Now lets be real about this for a minute. Kobe Bryant has spent his entire career chasing his way out of the shadows of His Airness. After five championships, 16 All-Star appearances and more than 32,000 points later, and the 'Mamba Moment' is all we get? No Kobe x Air Jordan crossover or vice versa? Heck, they could have revived any of the incredible Air Jordan PE's that Kobe rocked back in the day. But hey, we aren't angry, just disappointed – the Black Mamba deserves more.
The NikeID Kobe 9 Elite Low is available right now for a very limited time over at Nike, but stayed tuned, hopefully, there is more from this saga to come.