Nike Basketball is releasing a new Nike Kobe A.D. representing Compton California. One of the Swoosh’s faithful athletes to the Kobe line, DeMar DeRozan, might actually become the new face of the line.
For most of his career, Toronto Raptors guard is notoriously known for rocking the Mamba’s kicks. Being a Nike athlete, DeRozan gets hooked up with the latest Mamba sigs including ID’s, exclusive colorways like the FTB and Prelude packs. Just like his kick game, DeMar’s on court game has been unreal. The Toronto Raptors got him shooting at a career high 26.8 PPGS at 46 FG%. He’s perfected the mid-range shot so well just like his idol Bryant during his 20 year career in Los Angeles.
It’s no surprise that Nike Basketball is hooking up DeMar with these new A.D.’s. The latest rendition is a nod to the DeMar as he grew up a Lakers fan in the ‘City of Compton’. He attended Compton Highschool leading the team with 29.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He easily became one of the top ranked recruits in the country for 2008 and later was drafted to the Raptors at 9th overall.
The latest edition of Kobe Bryant’s post retirement sneaker will have an official light bone, white, and pale gale grey upper, with specialized marble design covering the heel counter and mesh. To add some pop. the heel and tongue are touched with teal, orange and purple hits accompanied with a translucent outsole to finish the look.
The Nike A.D. “City of Compton” is rumored to drop on April 7th, 2017 for $160.00 USD. Will have additional updates here at Kicksologists if they become available.