words_Brandon Richard We all know the story. On June 26, 1996, high school phenom Kobe Bryant was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets. In a deal that was pre-arranged, he was then sent to the Los Angeles Lakers for center Vlade Divac. The ironic thing about this trade was that the Lakers, while high on Bryant, were doing it more so to unload Divac's contract to pursue free agent center Shaquille O'Neal during the summer. What followed those events is etched in stone as part of the NBA's history. Nike, never one to ignore the league's history, has created Hornets colored versions of Kobe Bryant shoes, that are now being dubbed "Draft Days." While the Air Force 25 isn't a Kobe Bryant sneaker per se, Nike has released a couple models that salute the Lakers guard. This new colorway pays tribute to that fateful NBA Draft Day that would change the Lakers franchise forever. The shoe features a white upper with orion blue and black accents. Orion blue and varsity purple work together on the midsole, while all of the mentioned colors come together for the outsole. The Draft Day AF25 Low can be purchased now at Kix-Files. via Kix-Files