April 18th, 2013 by John Kim
Nike Basketball Elite Collection debuts before the Playoffs
Nike introduced the Nike Basketball Elite Collection as a postseason-specific sneaker tailor-made for the faster, more rigorous battles of the NBA Playoffs. However, LeBron, KD, and Kobe debuted the sneakers prior to the start of the Playoffs – either to build energy around the shoes prior to the debut release (at $250 and $200, last year’s Elite models didn’t sell too well) or to give Kobe Bryant a shot at the shoes in case the Lakers missed the Playoffs. The latter theory proved to be moot as Kobe suffered an unfortunate injury that would keep him out of the Playoffs, but all in all, we got a taste of the Elite on-feet before they hit stores.
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