by Brandon Richard

It’s been a rough preseason for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, who are slowly realizing that they’re not going to be very good this year. Nevertheless, Bryant soldiers on, hoping to prove doubters saying he’s on the decline wrong.

Tonight, the Lakers hosted the Phoenix Suns at the Honda Center. For the game, Bryant laced up a new Inline-ish Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low PE. The white, purple and black colorway has been a staple in the Nike Kobe signature line.

Is this one of the best Kobe 9 Low colorways to date? Check out a few game shots below and let us know what you think.

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low PE (1)

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low PE (2)

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low PE (3)

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low PE (4)

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe IX 9 Elite Low PE (5)

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