words // Brandon Richard

Just like Kobe and the Nike design team imagined, it's Nick Young who gets the call to debut the Kobe IX Elite in an NBA game.

The Lakers guard shared a photo of this new colorway on Instagram earlier tonight, thanking Kobe and Nike for the opportunity to lace it up first. You can see them in action right now on TNT.

Nick Young Debuts Nike Kobe 9 IX Elite