January 19, 2010 BY John Kim
Martin Luther King Jr. is acclaimed for many of his remarkable traits. His unerring leadership stands out, as it was an integral cog of the Civil Rights movement which directly contributed to a groundbreaking change in society. Nearly half a century later, people of all races celebrate this holiday by joining hands and remembering King’s efforts and determination to change the future of the human race. Yesterday, on the NBA court, we got to see a great team leader sport his signature shoe in a new, commemorative colourway.
The gun-metal, green, and red colourway of the Zoom Kobe V was worn by Kobe Bryant and several of his Lakers teammates during the Monday contest against the Magic. The 2010 MLK Jr. colourway is a complete turn-around from last year’s Martin Luther King Kobe IV, which was comprised of LA Laker colors. There is, however, speculation that this gun-metal colourway might be the rumored Aston Martin Zoom Kobe V due to the similarities in colourways of these new Kobe Vs and the Aston Martin logo, so we’ll keep you updated about that. Check out the pics to see Kobe and company wearing the shoes in-game, and stick around for a look at some more MLK Day kicks from around the league. Images via Yahoo Sports.