Kobe Bryant joined his Los Angeles Lakers' teammates for their annual team photo. While the event in itself wasn't newsworthy, what the Black Mamba had on his feet certainly was.

Bryant rocked one of the yet to be released graphic upper Nike Kobe 9 Low EMs which has the look and feel of previous Kobe models that his fans have grown to love. For those unaware, the latest Kobes presented a departure from his trademark low top models featuring instead a super hi-cut offering. Seeing a lowtop version of the 9s on the horizon has certainly thrilled Kobe sneaker lovers. While no official release has been announced, Mamba fans are surely looking forward to more details and images of this upcoming silhouette.

[via lakersscene's Instagram