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First Look: Nike Kobe 4 'Prelude' is championship tested

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The Nike Kobe 4 "Prelude" made its debut on Wednesday alongside the launch of Nike Kobe 9 in Los Angeles. A stark contrast to the dark Nike Kobe 3 "Prelude", the fourth shoe in the "Prelude Pack" is a celebration of Bryant's monumental 2009-10 NBA season, which included an All-Star Game Co-MVP award and his first NBA championship without the assistance of former teammate and rival Shaquille O'Neal.

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Bryant's unbridled joy at that moment can be found on the abstract splatters of paint that can be found on the Nike Kobe 4 "Prelude". The upper features a purple base that is quickly interrupted splashes of different colors of paint each telling a story about Bryant's season. Some of the numbers and symbols can be found on the shoe include his scoring average, awards and many others. The shoe also features a gold swoosh with a red border all on top of a translucent outsole for maximum stylish effect.

The Nike Zoom Kobe 4 is famous for making the low-cut basketball a staple of many Nike Basketball sneakers. No longer relegated to a late-season and/or summer release, the low-cut became more of a viable option thanks to Bryant's endorsement.

The Nike Kobe 4 "Prelude" will be available on Dec. 28 at select Nike retail locations. Price has yet to be determined.

Check out the Nike Kobe 5 "Prelude" here.

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