While Mamba continues to struggle to get back to form on the court, off it, Nike continues the successive release of the Kobe Prelude Pack, which is a build-up to the February 2014 release of the recently unveiled Kobe 9. Up next on the list is the Kobe Prelude III.

Inspired by the “misery of defeat” felt by No. 24 in the Lakers’ game 6 loss to Boston in the ’08 finals, the Kobe Prelude III features an innovative webbed upper with a abstract, fresco-themed print that brings to life one of Kobe’s most defining career moments.

The limited edition shoe will be available on Nike beginning Saturday, December 21. Peep the video below for Kobe’s thoughts on why the III is the best of the best in the Prelude Pack.


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