What if? What if the Hornets (then residing in Charlotte and New Orleans) kept their pick and stuck it with Kobe Bryant? What if Jerry West just kept Vlade and built the Lakers around him, EJ, Nick the Quick, Big E and Cedric Ceballos? Ahh. There might not have been an LA dynasty to speak of but there could’ve been a Hornet frenzy. We could’ve seen Kobe and G-Money materialize even before they won their championship in 2001. Muggsy and Kobe in the backcourt? What if, what if, what if.
Inspired by the team that drafted the Black Mamba in ’96, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Draft Day’ colorway will be available beginning tomorrow, May 26 at select Nike stores and retailers nationwide. Titan FORT and RONAC will be carrying the shoe once the store opens. The Draft Day VI is done in white, teal, purple and black, all colors of the then-Charlotte Hornets. This is the third straight year Nike made a Draft-inspired colorway for Kobe. Among the three, which one do you like the most?