Earlier this month, we celebrated Devin Booker as the cover athlete for the all-new NBA 2K video game. Not only is Booker a deserving player, he’s also a highly respected sneakerhead. Which is why it’s cool that NBA 2K23 included his Nike Kobe 4 sneakers on the cover.
Today NBA 2K released the “First Look Trailer” for the video game which is slated for release on September 9, 2022. While the video was less than 90 seconds long, considerable time was allocated to Booker’s Nike Kobe 4 . Watch the video below, especially around the 57 second mark.
It’s no secret that the Kobe 4 Protro is one of Booker’s favorite pairs of shoes. The Kobe 4 was originally released in 2008, and a revamped version dubbed the “Protro” (performance + retro) was discontinued in 2019. Booker wore the updated shoes during the regular season and 2021 NBA Finals games.
During Bryant’s final season, he signed a pair of Nike Kobe 11s for the Phoenix Suns guard and left the message “Be Legendary” on the special shoes. After Bryant’s tragic passing, Booker got the message tattooed on his arm and wrote it on his shoes.
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Unfortunately for fans and sneakerheads alike, the purple colorway Booker loves so much is a gamers exclusive. This means that it is not a general release readily available for purchase. Nike specially customized the sneakers for Booker himself. Stay locked in FanNation Kicks for the latest news, updates, and interviews.
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