words // Brandon Richard
It’s been a roller coaster start to the season for Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who is attempting to play through torn ligaments in his right wrist. Numbers wise, it looks like rumors of Kobe’s demise were greatly exaggerated. He’s averaging about 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per night in eight games. However, the Lakers are just 4-4 at a time where they’re adjusting to a new coaching philosophy and several new teammates. Can the Lakers still emerge as one of the NBA’s elite teams? Kobe is willing to risk his shooting hand to see it through.
This season, the Lakers have picked up all four of their wins home at Staples Center. For those contests, Kobe has been lacing up this new “Concord” colorway of the Nike Kobe VII System Supreme. A staple colorway for his signature Nike basketball shoes, the “Concord” Kobe VII features a white synthetic upper with black working the Swoosh logos, laces and collar. Purple accenting appears on the Attack Fast and Attack Strong inserts, heel counter and midsole. A predominantly black rubber outsole finishes off the look below.