The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven” hits retailers tomorrow, August 16th, 2014. The pair continues the tradition of deriving its name from one of history’s most influential artists after releases named after Michelangelo and Michael Jackson arrived at shops earlier in the year. So what is Nike trying to tell us? Just a not-so-subtle reminder that Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever hit the hardwood. With a black and white construction in an homage to Beethoven’s 88-keys, this flyknit pair shouldn’t make you feel too guilty about dropping $200. Check out one last look after the click and see if you can secure your pair early on eBay.