It was a reversal of fortunes as Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the New York Knicks 100-94 yesterday afternoon. Better yet, the Lakers won it on Christmas in front of the home crowd. As ecstatic as they were to see the Lakers back in winning form, fans on the sideline also got the chance to see the Nike Kobe 8 System – Christmas 2012 Edition. And in just a couple of hours, you can see it up close too when select retailers launch the holiday special for purchase. In the likeness of a Christmas tree garland with white, red, and a dash of green, the Engineered Mesh upper still reflects a subtle hint of the reptilian pattern as well in conjunction to Bryant’s moniker as the “Black Mamba”. Limited in availability, look for the Nike Kobe 8 System – Christmas 2012 Edition at designated retailers, local NikeTown flagship, NikeStore online shop, and New York City’s 21 Mercer boutique.
Nike Kobe 8
Color: Black/Bright Crimson-Fiberglass-Vivid Sulphur
Release Date: December 26th, 2012 (TODAY!)
Photography by: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images