February 8, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Kobe Bryant was ‘supposed’ to match Michael Jordan’s six championship rings and two three-peats last season, but instead, the Black Mamba is back in the hunt for that elusive one for the other thumb against an array of hungry young talent unmatched during his time in the league. Kobe will need all the help he can get without Lamar Odom or Dwight Howard, so having an ally in something as ferocious as a great white shark certainly wouldn’t hurt to have at your disposal. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Shark’ is one of those looks that’s clearly better suited to this year’s unique ‘Kobe skin’ upper as opposed to the mamba-imitating snake scales on the ZK6’s shell. The rippling water texture thereupon is so realistic it’s practically hypnotic; are you mesmerized by these, or does another of the ‘Predator Pack’ Zoom Kobe 7s catch your eye? This pair’s coming up on a Valentine’s Day release, but you can save that day for your special someone and go ahead and grab the Kobe VII ‘Shark’ a bit ahead of schedule on Eastbay and on eBay.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Shark’
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