Manu Ginobli was a huge fan of the LeBron 11 last year, possibly more then King James himself. During preseason this year, Manu ditched the LeBron 11 for another pair of signature shoes, a Spurs inspired colorway of the Nike Kobe 9 EM. While they were just thought to be a PE at first, news is surfacing that Nike will actually drop this colorway in the very near future.

A few days ago, we saw team versions of the Kobe 9, so this could very well be part of that collection. Switching up from the graphic print previous Kobe 9's went with, Nike opted for a more simple look this time around. The shoes come Spurs inspired look with a black base, metallic silver accents and a white outsole to finish it off. The colorway is a nice change for anyone who likes the Kobe 9's, but doesn't want the attention from previous colorways Nike has dropped.

If you can't wait, grab Manu's Kobe 9 EM's early by hitting up eBay. For those of you with the patience, stick with Sneaker Report for an official release date.

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