The inspiration for the latest colorway of the Nike Kobe X Elite dates back to the Mamba’s high school days. The orange-and-black jerseys of his high school rivals always made Kobe see red, and when the two teams met in a in a semi-final matchup that’s still recalled by Philly historians, the future NBA superstar went off. He would go on to score 31 second-half points in an overtime win, leading his team to its first state title in over 50 years. Those same orange and black hues now cover the Nike Kobe X Elite “Rivalry,” set to launch in stores net Wednesday, July 22nd.
Nike Kobe X Elite “Rivarly”
Color: Total Orange/Laser Orange/Tumbled Grey/Black
Release Date: 7/22/15 (Wednesday)