DeMar DeRozan debuts Nike's re-release of Kobe Bryant's 81 point game shoes

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 15: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Chicago Bulls on December 15, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)

You may have missed the footwear San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was wearing during Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

On Jan. 22, Nike will be re-introducing the original colorway of white, purple, and black on the Zoom Kobe 1 "Protro" to honor the 13th anniversary of Lakers great Kobe Bryant's 81 point outing versus the Raptors. DeRozan was given a pair of the sneakers and wore them in the team's recent game against the Grizzlies.

Via Nike:

The Nike Kobe 1 Protro "81 Pt Game," appearing on court from DeMar DeRozan during his January 9 game against Memphis, is the same colorway worn by Kobe Bryant when he scored 81 points on January 22, 2006.
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro "81 Pt Game" releases January 22 on SNKRS North America, and at select retailers globally.

According to Sneaker News, the shoes will retail for $175.


(photos: Joe Murphy)