On December 4, Nike will be officially unveiling the much-anticipated new signature sneaker for Kobe Bryant, the Kobe 9. Just days after that, the brand will be letting loose of the coveted "What the Kobe" edition of the Kobe 8.

The multicolored kicks will be landing on Nike Basketball shelves on December 6, as we can't help but wonder — will Kobe have made his return by then? That new massive contract could either cause him to get back quicker or just relax and research new toys to purchase.

Nonetheless, December 6 is the drop date for the Kobe 8 "What the Kobe." Write that down.