Since Kobe Bryant exited the NBA, Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has been the league's biggest star to wear Nike Kobes on a regular basis. That will continue this coming season with a retro pair, DeRozan says.

"For sure we're going to have a couple surprises this year, a couple PEs," DeRozan said in an interview session at the launch of Nike's new NBA jerseys in September. "...Something special is going to come together at some point during the season with me and one of the Kobe shoes. I ain't gonna say what number, but it's one of the Kobe shoes."

The three-time All-Star told Sole Collector that the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 is his favorite Kobe model, so it's possible that will be the focus of the project alluded to here.

Nike has been conservative so far with its retro treatment for the Bryant's signature line, releasing older pairs few and far between.


"What's your all-time favorite Kobe sneaker?" @demar_derozan gave us his answer. What's yours?

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