If you can't debut your own pair of sneakers, why not get your own teammate to debut the shoes. Despite Kobe Bryant being injured, that didn't stop his teammate Nick "Swaggy P" Young for debuting the Nike Kobe IX Elite on an NBA court against the Miami Heat. Swaggy P finished the game with a strong offensive performance of 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals in the 12-point defeat.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite
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Nike Kobe 9 Elite
Image via USA TODAY Sports

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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