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First Look: Nike Kobe 5 'Prelude' shines on the biggest stage

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The Nike Kobe 5 "Prelude" was featured on Wednesday alongside the reveal of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 improves upon the revolutionary Nike Zoom Kobe 4 in several key areas is widely regarded as one of the most well-designed and top-performing low-cut basketball ever made.

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With Kobe Bryant's fifth championship in hand which came from defeating the hated Boston Celtics, the Kobe 5 "Prelude" is once again a celebratory colorway with bright gold and purple symbolizing the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers mixed with teal accents that give the shoe a pop art look. The Kobe logo on the tongue and the swoosh on the side panels uses a metallic gold finish symbolizing the Larry O'Brien trophy that is given to the NBA champion of that given year.

The Nike Kobe 5 "Prelude" will launch on Jan. 4 at select Nike locations as part of the "Prelude Pack", which celebrates the historic career of Kobe Bryant leading up the debut of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece" on Feb. 8.

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