by Brendan Dunne
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James all have new sneakers coming out that are inspired by the first times they played basketball. The group, shown here, features the Kobe 10, KD 8, and LeBron 13, each with a different kids-exclusive colorway.
The Kobe 10 "Hero" references how Bryant use to imagine himself as a superhero, the KD 8 "Money Ball" is a nod to Durant practicing his shot early in life by tossing a penny into a toy car and the LeBron 13 "Mini Hoop" recalls the first basketball hoop James had.
The official sneaker release date for the Kobe is set is Nov. 11 while the KD will follow on Nov. 18 and the LeBron on Nov. 25, respectively. As is often the case with kids releases, some have hit stores already ahead of the proper date.
Nike Kobe X GS "Hero"
Nike LeBron 13 GS "Mini Hoop"
Nike KD 8 GS "Money Ball"