The faux outrage expressed by Kobe Bryant stans over the Los Angeles Lakers' signing of LeBron James this summer hasn't put a damper on the King's mood heading into his first season in Hollywood. Today, the King was all smiles as he donned his new purple and gold threads for the first time during an NBA 2K19 photo shoot, even using his sneaker selection as a nod to the franchise's most recent legend.
James took to Instagram to share a look at his LA-inspired UNDFTD x Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro PE. The camouflaged sneaker continues a series of exclusive pairs made for DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Isaiah Thomas, each styled in their respective team colors.
As of now, there's no announced plans for a release of James' Kobe 1 PE, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Undefeated and Nike take advantage of the city's new energy with a launch at some point this year.