Nike Zoom Kobe VI "Purple Gradient" vs. Nike KD III "Home"
Game: Los Angeles Lakers @ Oklahoma City Thunder (2/27/2011)
Stats: Kobe: 17 points, 7 assists; Durant: 21 points, 4 rebounds
Winner: Lakers 90 - 87
Sneaker Winner: Nike Zoom Kobe VI "Purple Gradient"
The Kobe VI showed Nike's creativity — the silhouette shared almost identical design cues as his last two signature kicks but The Swoosh incorporated some dope concepts to help the line stand out. In a game at OKC, Kobe rocked a pair of gradient away kicks that had sneaker blogs going crazy over Bryant's purple kicks.