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Kobe Bryant Discusses The Nike Kobe VII With Nike Designer Eric Avar

Submitted by on December 24, 2011 – 7:14 pmNo Comment

Merry Christmas! If you’re reading this right now, you must not be watching all of the NBA action that’s on TV today. You’ve got the New York Knicks playing the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat taking on the Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls meeting up with the Los Angeles Lakers. Finally! The NBA season is upon us.

On this day, there are a number of NBA players who will be wearing special holiday-themed signature sneakers. Amongst them is Kobe Bryant, who will be wearing his Nike Kobe VII sneaker in a slightly ridiculous but very festive colorway. Now, I’ve gone on the record several times in the past to say that I’m not a fan of the last few Kobe signature sneakers. I’m not really a fan of the low-top design or the “system supreme” that supposedly helps the sneaker help you move around on the basketball court. I would never buy these sneakers for myself.

That being said, I am interested in hearing about what went into designing the sneakers. So I’m glad to see that Nike has released this video with Kobe and Nike designer Eric Avar talking about Kob’s seventh signature sneaker. If you’ve got a few minutes today—you know, NBA games do still have commercials—check it out to see exactly how the Kobe VII can help you on the court. I still won’t be wearing them, but this video does make them a little bit more attractive to me. Now, go get back to watching your games. It’s been too long for you to miss any of the action.

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