If the preseason is any indicator, which it may or may not be, it looks like the Spurs Manu Ginobili will be ditching the LeBron 11s this year in favor of a different superstar's signature shoe.

This is because Ginobili has been spotted lacing up the Nike Kobe 9 EM for the Spurs preseason games in Germany rather than the Nike LeBron 11s that he wore for most of last season. As you may remember, Ginobili actually took down LeBron and the Heat in the NBA Finals last season while wearing LeBron's signature sneakers. Does that mean we are destined for a Lakers-Spurs playoff series if he keeps wearing the Kobe 9s?

Checkout out Manu lacing up the Kobe 9 EM below and keep it with Sneaker Report as players continue to roll out their shoes for the upcoming season.

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Let's welcome Manu Ginobli to the #KobeSystem as he replaced his LeBron 11's with a Spurs edition of the Kobe 9 EM Low. Smart move. #kb824 #kobesystem #kobe9 #kobe #manuginobli #spurs

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