Tonight, Kobe Bryant, will take the court as the reigning NBA MVP for the first time in his 12 year career. After leading the Lakers to the best record in the highly competitive Western Conference and going 5-0 thus far in the Play-Offs, Bryant has finally taken his place among the pantheon of Basketball greats that have won the award before him. Previously considered the best player to never win the MVP, Kobe’s 12 year MVP drought matched the longest time a player of his caliber had gone without winning the trophy. Karl Malone’s 12 year MVP drought had been the longest before Kobe matched it this year.
When Kobe leads the Lakers in game two of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Utah Jazz, he will step on the court in a pair of PE “MVP” Nike Zoom Kobe Bryant III SLs (he wore them in game 1 as well). The “MVP” Nike Zoom Kobe III SL features a Lakers colorway with a White SL upper a Purple Swoosh and a Gold midsole. The toecap and the heel feature Croc patterned leather. Kobe’s personal MVP design hits come at the tongue with a special MVP/Kobe Logo and specially designed MVP lucite box featuring the same logo lasered on the top.
At this point, the “MVP” Nike Zoom Kobe III SL PE is not scheduled to release. Should this change, we will create an update post.
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