As news regarding both the Kobe 9 and the "Prelude" Kobe collection from Nike continues to stream in today, here we get a closer look at the coinciding "Prelude" pack of Kobe kicks.

Beginning on Saturday, December 7, one Prelude pair will be dropping each week, as each sneaker acts as a nod to a defining moment from Kobe Bryant's already-celebrated career (hard to pick just eight).

The colorful entries showcase each one of The Black Mamba's signature Swoosh sneakers (1 through 8), which means first up is the Zoom Kobe 1 that will be arriving this weekend. Again, each Saturday thereafter, the next model will be arriving.

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