One of the more intriguing narratives in this year’s shortened NBA season is the state of the L.A. Lakers, who saw the departure of longtime coach Phil Jackson, the inexplicable trade of Lamar Odom for a first-round draft pick from Dallas, and the emergence of Andrew Bynum as the second scoring option over Pau Gasol, who now drops to No. 3 in the pecking order. Amidst the turmoil, last night’s victory over the Golden State Warriors demonstrated to fans of the purple and gold that despite a creaking body — including a torn ligament in his right wrist — Kobe Bryant still has the ability to turn it on, scoring 39 points and playing miraculously through the pain. Nike celebrates No. 24 with the Kobe Destroyer Jacket, an all-black varsity crafted with a wool body and leather sleeves. Bonded zip pocket at the left chest and signature embroidery at the right chest, sleeves and back highlight the premium details. The Nike Kobe Destroyer is in stock now at Nikestore.com.