February 2, 2012 BY John Kim / 24
Black History Month celebrates the history of iconic African Americans of the past and present, and in the world of professional sports, very few have made the cultural impact that Nike Basketball’s trio of superstars have. In addition to providing some exciting entertainment with the on-the-court game, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant have shared their fortunes with their respective communities through charitable organizations and events. This year’s Nike Basketball Black History Month 2012 features all three signature shoes – the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, Nike LeBron 9, and Nike Zoom KD IV – designed with black uppers and festive detailing inspired by traditional African textiles and weaves, emanating the African culture while representing an era of humanitarian progression. Continue reading for a detailed look at the entire Nike Basketball Black History Month 2012 Collection and let us know which of the three you like best, and be on the look-out for these releases as they are currently slated to hit select Nike Basketball retailers on February 11th. via hoopcity
Nike Zoom Kobe VII
Nike LeBron 9
Nike Zoom KD IV
I'm a huge lb9 fan and I liked alot of the kd iv's thus far..but as far as these bhm collection, most def. feeling the kobes the most!! They've got the most detail, the kd are as expected pretty nice, lb's didn't take advantage of full potential!..I'll try n cop Kobe's with that said
KDs are clearly the best but I think with a nice lace swap the lebrons would be dope to the kobes have a lil too much going on
Would be good if Nike released them with some laces that match the African art pattern. Liking the KD's too, but the Kobes... pass.