Five Best Kobe Bryant Sneakers To Cop For The NBA Finals

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BYAlexander Cole
Five Best Kobe Bryant Sneakers To Cop For The NBA Finals

Kobe Bryant made it to the NBA Finals seven times throughout his illustrious career. Overall, he ended up winning five times while losing just twice. Ultimately, Kobe is seen as one of the best competitors in the history of the NBA. Moreover, he has quite the sneaker legacy. From Adidas to Nike, Kobe has blessed us with some really cool offerings over the years. That said, we are counting down five Kobe sneakers you need to cop to ball out during this year's NBA Finals.

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Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Chaos Alternate"

NIKE KOBE V PROTRO "Chaos Alternate"
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When it comes to Kobe signatures, the Nike Kobe 5 is definitely one of the best. Throughout the years, we have seen quite a few Protro colorways. One of them is this "Chaos" alternate model that truly pops. The shoe has gorgeous lime green highlights, while the upper is purple, black, and grey. Although these colors seem as though they wouldn't mesh, they actually work out perfectly. You simply cannot go wrong here.

Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Carpe Diem"

KOBE 4 PROTRO "Carpe Diem"
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For those who do not know "Carpe Diem" means seize the day. Overall, this is something that Kobe Bryant did whenever he was on the court. Consequently, Nike created a colorway named after the Latin phrase. As you can see, this amazing colorway has an upper covered in silver and grey. Furthermore, we get gold and purple on the back as well as the Nike swoosh, which brings the Los Angeles Lakers colors into the theme.

Nike Kobe Bryant 5 Protro "Bruce Lee"

KOBE 5 PROTRO "Bruce Lee"
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Bruce Lee was an inspiration to Kobe Bryant, so it should come as no surprise that Nike honored him with a color scheme of the Kobe 5 Protro. This shoe is known for having a black-and-yellow aesthetic. Furthermore, it even has three yellow scratches on it up near the toe box. This is a key reference to Lee, and it ultimately brings the theme together. To this day, this remains one of the best Protro's across all of Kobe's signature silhouettes.

Nike Kobe 4 "NBA Finals MVP Away"

NIKE KOBE 4 "NBA Final MVP Away"
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The "NBA Finals MVP Away" color scheme is one that brings forth a ton of nostalgia. Overall, this sneaker is made unique by its black patent leather upper. Subsequently, we get some purple on the midsole and the inner lining. Lastly, gold is found on the Nike swoosh as well as the writing on the toe box and cuff. Altogether, these elements create an iconic Kobe Bryant signature that Lakers fans remember fondly.

Nike Zoom Kobe Bryant 5 "Dark Knight"

ZOOM KOBE V "Dark Knight"
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Lastly on this list, we have a very special Kobe sneaker. This is the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 in the "Dark Knight" color scheme. As you can see, the vast majority of this shoe is black. However, the bright blue overlays really steal the show here. They create a vibrant color scheme that is very easy to love. If you want to make a statement, then this is the shoe for you.

Let us know which of these Kobe Bryant sneakers are your favorite, in the comments section below.

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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.