UPDATE: With the Bot-bandits commanding the Nike RSVP system at the moment, enjoy a fresh batch of beauty shots and for those that miss the Nike release, Kith NYC will also be stocking.
Nike are bringing the big guns out for the back end of the NBA season, launching their most treasured signature silhouettes in 'Elite' renditions. The Kobe 9 skipped all that early season business though, dropping originally as an Elite model tailored to Kobe's style of play. Basically it's the Kobe 9 you know and love already, with Flyknit, Lunarlon, Dynamic Flywire and carbon fiber stuffed in there, the kicker is the colourway – it's the loud yellow and purple of Kobe's Lakers. We hope Kobe gets out on the hardwood el pronto so we can see these in action, cos let's face it, he ain't gonna be in the Playoffs this year. The Nike Basketball Elite Series Team Collection is available April 11 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally.
- Originally published March 12, 2014.