Brings You: This Week in Kicks

Following an embarrassing loss to the Clippers, the Lakers kicked off the week with a strong win over the young and dynamic OKC Thunder.  While Russell Westbrook was torching our defense off the dribble, Kevin Durant was held to 8-of-24 from the field, prompting the debate of whether or not Ron Artest truly has his number locked in.  That win was certainly nice, but yet again, the Lake Show displayed a complete lack of killer instinct as they headed into Dallas with an opportunity to hand the Mavs their seventh-straight loss, only to get blown out for most of the second half, losing 109-100. The champs now sit at 31-13, six games behind the San Antonio Spurs, which begs the question, will home court advantage gradually become an afterthought? Whatever the case, we’ve all known that the Lakers’ schedule was back-heavy so the road ahead surely won’t be smooth sailing.  Only time will tell.

It’s been a minute since we took a look at some kicks so bear with me as we run through the list.  Monday was Martin Luther King Day and as I’m sure all of you who watched the Lakers beat the Thunder saw Kobe and Durant rocking special Black History Month colorways of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI and Nike Zoom KD III.  The Air Jordan III ‘Black History Month’ is also making noise in the Nike tribute edition series.

The colorway craze is definitely not slowing down at all with Kobe’s latest signature pair as we’ve already gotten looks at the Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘LA’, Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Glass Blue’, Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘Concord’ and Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘All-Star’ with much more still making a splash on the web, which we will definitely keep you all in tune with.

Not to be left out of course, the Nike LeBron 8 V2 ‘All-Star’ will gladly do battle with the Mamba’s kicks come February 20, 2011.  There is no question though that Nike Basketball is run by Kobe and he’s also starting to carve his niche in the Hollywood film scene!

In case you missed it, check out’s 2010 year review.  Also, don’t forget, the Air Jordan III ‘Cement’ drops tomorrow!!!