The Lakers might be having a rough year as a lottery-bound team out in the NBA’s Western Conference, but Kobe Bryant is showing he can still hoop. Outside of some career-low shooting percentages, the Mamba is still handing out his customary 25/5/5 a night. But it’s his signature sneaker line that might be the bigger star in 2014.
When Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in Minnesota earlier this season, Nike commemorated the occasion with a special edition NIKEiD KOBE 9 Elite Low “Mamba Moment” shoe. Add in the many different PEs he’s rocked this season, as well as the undying respect he gets from other players who wear his shoes, and Bryant has as strong a hold on the sneaker industry as ever. To help celebrate Bryant’s career — it’s coming to a close sooner than you probably realize — fans everywhere have been going hard on Instagram with the latest Bryant sneaker. Whether it’s an iD creation or one of the many dope colorways to hit the scene, these kicks always look amazing behind the lens. Performing on the court is where the Kobe 9 really shines, but it doesn’t do too bad when people decide to do it for the ‘gram, either.
This weekend at Champs Sports, yet another awesome colorway of the Kobe 9 is dropping. Featuring a Gold/Red/Crimson colorway, I can’t be the only one super stoked to get my hands on these. If you’re still on the fence, I’m betting we can convince you with these pictures. Here are some Amazing Instagram Images of the Nike Kobe 9.
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