Kobe Bryant is going to have to be heroic next season when he tries to get his Los Angeles Lakers back into playoff contention, but the “Hero” makeup of his ninth signature sneaker is already on the way. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Hero” is part of the “Hero” Collection, which pairs the Black Mamba with fellow Swoosh superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Mirroring the makeup of former “Draft Day” Kobes, which are dressed in Charlotte Hornets tones to pay homage to the original team that drafted him, this “Hero” Kobe 9 Elite uses the same purple and turquoise color combination. Threaded with a wolf grey base, hints of yellow are also stitched in, along with the black carbon fiber plate. Get a detailed look at the refreshing makeup below, and call on this hero when it releases May 9th at select Nike Basketball retailers.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Hero”
Wolf Grey/Court Purple-Turquoise
Release Date: May 9, 2014