Nike Kobe 9 Releasing in Michael Jackson and Air Jordan 3-Inspired Colorways

words // Brandon Richard

When Michael Jackson's memorial service was held in July 2009, one of the speakers was Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. It appears that the 16-time All-Star is once again showing love to the King of Pop, this time in sneaker form.

According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Kobe said in a recent interview that his Nike Kobe 9 signature shoe will soon release in a Michael Jackson-inspired colorway. No other details were given, but you'd imagine something silver and possibly...sequined?

Kobe also revealed that there's a pair on the way bearing iconic Air Jordan 3 elephant print. Because we haven't seen enough of that lately. Again, no further details at the moment.

Without seeing any pictures, are you excited for either of these upcoming releases? Share your thoughts below and stick with us for updates.

Nike Kobe 9 Michael Jackson & Air Jordan 3