Just like we told you earlier, out in Las Angeles Nike Basketball is unveiling Kobe Bryant's latest signature sneaker, the Kobe 9. And to coincide perfectly with the official reveal, the Lakers just posted a photo of Bryant at practice, rocking his new model.

From the Instagram photo, it's somewhat difficult to make out the details of the sneaker, but again, you can get a feel for that unmistakable heightened build.

Kobe may be returning to the lineup as early as this week, as we of course expect him to be rocking the Kobe 9s. Nonetheless, keep it locked to Complex for more on the new sneaker, with the official unveiling taking place today.

Oh, and do you think Vanessa was with him shooting in the gyyyyym?

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