Recalling that legendary day in June of 1996, this edition features the colours that could have been.
They come in the Charlotte Hornets’ colourway, as a nod to the team that drafted him then immediately traded him to the LA Lakers. For posterity the date has been memorialised on the right heel in the form of the 6.26.96 running down it. This version also features a Hyperfuse upper instead of the usual Flyknit.
Nike Kobe XI “Draft Day”
White – Court Purple – Blue Lagoon
Launch: Thursday 28th April 08:00GMT