March 2, 2012 BY John Kim
Duke University has the proud reputation of producing excellent college players, but it’s been noted that Blue Devils don’t often move onto superstardom in the NBA. You have rock-solid pros in Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, and the redemptive story of Grant ‘What Could Have Been’ Hill, but the alarming truth is that we haven’t seen an ‘elite’ player come out of Durham in quite a while. That stigma could’ve been forever erased if Kobe attended just one year of college (rumored to have selected Duke as his one and only choice), but even if he never did, sports fans still make that hazy connection, as do sneakerheads (with any blue/black/white colorway of a Zoom Kobe). Tomorrow marks the official release of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Duke’ so don’t miss out on the next unofficial Kobe x Duke chronicles by stepping into your local Nike Basketball retailer or snagging one now on from sneakerwise6 on eBay.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII