February 18, 2010 BY John Kim
Hindsight is 20/20. Nobody would’ve guessed that the man traded away for a bearded, flopping, 7-foot-plus Yugoslavian would turn out to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Then again, Kobe Bryant didn’t really make it easy for Bob Bass (the Hornets’ GM at the time) because the rookie already had a bit of diva in him at age 17; Kobe deemed playing for the Hornets “an impossibility”. As they say, the rest is history; the four-time champ has a “Draft Day” colourway of his Kobes in the OG Charlotte Hornets colourway, either giving props or laughing in the face of the team that originally drafted him in that star-studded ’96 draft. Sneaker News previewed these ZKVs not too long ago so check out these new pics and make note of the different colored tongue. These are set for a May 2010 release but stay tuned for an exact release date. via FLUL.
Color: White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple-Black