Having dropped in true quickstrike fashion earlier this month in Europe, we finally get the backstory behind the Nike Kobe 9 EM "Philippines."

Designed by Nike Basketball graphic designer Erick Goto, whom himself is part Filipino, Locker Room Legends gets a visual breakdown of the design process. From its initial sketches to its historical influences. Unfortunately, for fans stateside, this looks to be an Asia/Europe exclusive for now, but stay tuned for any changes. In the meantime, head on over to Locker Room Legends for the complete story.

[via Locker Room Legends]