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The Nike Kobe 11 "Draft Day" Asks "What If?"

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One of the more notorious NBA draft day trades occurred in 1996. The Charlotte Hornets selected Kobe Bryant, a high school grad from Philadelphia, with the 13th overall pick, and subsequently dealt him to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Vlade Divac. But what if the Logo -- aka Jerry West, the Laker's general manager at the time -- hadn't been able to engineer the trade? There's no doubt Kobe would have gone on to become a superstar, but his signature shoes would certainly have looked different. For one thing, they'd be finished in a purple and teal color palette, as seen in this upcoming Nike Kobe 11 "Draft Day." The kicks hit stores April 28th at select Jordan retailers, including Livestock.

Nike Kobe 11 "Draft Day"
Style: 836183-154
Color: White/Blue Lagoon-Court Purple
Price: $160

Release Date: 4/28/16 (Thursday)