I’m so hyped right now. The NBA is back. This is the best time of the year. Not only is the action fast and furious on the court, but everyone–from the reigning MVP to the last man on the bench–is ready to stunt and show out this year. Remember talking about how you need to come correct on the first day of school? Well, this is the first day back for NBA players and they take it very seriously.
For three of the game’s biggest stars, that’s never been more true. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant are all chasing greatness this year–the Mamba is realistically just chasing a nice curtain call–and their Nike sneakers continue to run first among the competition.
Releasing Friday at Champs Sports are three of the latest colorways for the Nike LeBron 13, KD 8, and the Kobe X Low Elite.
Still playing in the Kobe X from last year, slick editions have helped keep the Mamba’s sneaker relevant and this one is no different. The “Draft Pick” colorway throws it back to when KB was first drafted into the NBA in the summer of ’96, sporting a team-centric purple, white, and gold makeup for any Laker fan looking to show their true colors. The “Road Game” KD 8, always a favorite among summer players, is finally lacing Durant with an OKC-themed colorway as the Thunder get set for their most important season yet.
Finally, there’s the “On Court” LeBron 13, an intricate sneaker with some of the craziest tech you’ll ever see in a basketball shoe. An all-red upper here makes this shoe perfect to rock with some denim this fall.
The NBA’s biggest stars will be bringing the heat for Opening Night. Luckily for any fans of LeBron, Kobe, and KD, you’ll have a chance to cop the kicks this Friday. Check them out below.