When the NBA released the second round of fan voting results for the 2014 All-Star Game last week, the numbers saw Kobe Bryant leading all back-court players with 723,031 votes overall. This despite the fact that the Mamba has played just just six games so far this season while recovering from an Achilles tear and a more recent knee injury. It's a testament to his enduring popularity, and why Nike continues to back one of the all-time greats. A prime example is this upcoming colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenom 4 -- a model formerly available only in Asia -- rendered in a design that takes on a modified Lakers finish, featuring a Court Purple base accented with hits of Volt. Look for the kicks to launch this Saturday.
Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 4
Color: Court Purple/Wolf Grey-Volt
Release Date: January 4, 2014 (Saturday)