Remember that time Kobe was drafted by the Hornets, only to be traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac (insert SMH here)? Well, this forthcoming colorway of Bryant's new Zoom Kobe VIII may just be a nod to said draft selection, as the low-top hoops kicks sport a Hornets-proper scheme of blue and purple. And with anticipation heightening surrounding a coinciding release of the upcoming silhouette, we expect this particular color option to be fairly coveted upon its drop date. Check back with us for more on the Zoom Kobe VIII.

[via Marqueesole]