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Nike Kobe 10 Elite (Rivalry)

Date: July 16 2015

By: Sneaker Freaker


Due to good old legal restrictions, Nike couldn't name this pair of Kobe X Elites the 'Chester' – although their official press release makes quite clear it is a reference to Bryant's rival high school during his Lower Merion years – so they took the next best option by anointing it the 'Rivalry'. Inspired by the Chester HS jerseys, the rivalry was intense and in a thrilling semi-final nail-biter, Kobe shook off an out of character poor three quarter performance to bring home Lower Merion in a blinding fourth quarter spectacular. He went on to secure Lower Merion the first state title in over 50 years. It is still recalled by Philly sports historians as one of the greatest turn-arounds seen in a high-school competition. Aside from the back-story, the sneaks look darn clean too! Check them landing at and select Swoosh accounts commencing July 22.

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