Nike Kobe 9 fans have yet another Elite model to look forward to with the upcoming release of the "Brave Blue" edition.

This iteration pays tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers' legendary owner, the late Dr. Jerry Buss, and his penchant for high stakes poker and the fact that he often wore shades of blue while at the tables. As the name indicates, Brave Blue is the main color of the upper and is accompanied by tonal hits of "Military Blue" with a "Metallic Silver" Swoosh providing contrast. With the 9 having featured plenty of crazy colorways, the Brave Blue edition provides heads with a more wearable, daily option if they enjoy the styling of the shoe without all the flashiness. Fans can scoop up the Brave Blues starting next week, Saturday, October 18 on

[via Nike]