Original Story (02/18/20): Last Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game was one for the books. The top players of the league were giving it their all (a rare sight for an All-Star Game) thanks to the new Kobe-inspired rules for the game. The game was also special because of the on-court kicks. King James debuted the LeBron 17 “Mr. Swackhammer”, while his LA Lakers teammate Anthony Davis debuted the Nike Zoom Kobe V Protro in a “Lakers” colorway.
Since Kobe Bryant’s passing, Nike has yet to release any Kobe-related merchandise. The Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage” was scheduled to release earlier this month, but has since has been delayed. This “Lakers” colorway was also expected to see a release next month, but Nike has yet to announce any further Kobe releases.
The Nike Kobe V Protro “Lakers” was slated to release on March 26th, but expect that date to be pushed back. Grab an on-court look at the pair below.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers”
Style Code: CD4991-500
Release Date: August 24, 2020
Price: $180 USD
Update (08/08/20): The “Lakers” Kobe 5 Protro has been added to Eastbay’s release calendar with an August 24th release date. Two other Kobe 5 colorways are also on there with an August release date: the “Big Stage” and “EYBL Green.”
Update (03/25/20): Originally expected to release on March 26th, the Nike Kobe 5 Protro, dressed in Lakers purple and gold, will officially release on April 1st at select retailers including SNS. This is the first Kobe sneaker to drop since Kobe Bryant’s death. Secure an early pair via StockX.
Update (02/24/20): Nike has release the official images of the Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers.” Check them out below.
First look photos: