The Black Mamba?took to Twitter to preview the “Purple Gradient” Nike Kobe 8 System prior to last night’s game against the Houston Rockets, and today Kobe Bryant and his purple 8s headline the latest?Kicks On Court. As seen in the images below, this particular Kobe 8 features a light purple-to-dark purple gradient effect from toe to heel and also sports a black/purple speckled midsole. Grey Nike/Kobe branding, along with a white midsole, compliment this shoe nicely. Where does this Kobe 8 rank amongst the others we’ve seen so far? View these kicks plus more, worn by James Harden, Thaddeus Young, Nick Young and others, below.