Growing up as kids, elite NBAers LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant fantasized about future basketball superstardom by using standard childhood toys. Now they’ve all achieved star status, and Nike Basketball celebrates their youth imaginations with toy-inspired takes on their signature shoes, executed in kids-exclusive sizes. Introducing the Nike Basketball Toy Pack.
NIKE LEBRON 13 MINI HOOP
The LeBron 13 celebrates an adjustable hoop that a young King James would use to perfect his ball skills. The gradient fade of the upper represents the the height of the hoop adjusting up, while the colorway itself is a nod to the actual palette of the hoop. The Nike LeBron 13 Mini Hoop releases November 25.
NIKE KOBE 10 HERO
As a kid, Kobe Bryant idolized a He-Man action figure complete with his famous Power Sword. This Kobe 10 boasts a dark-to-light gradient purple upper and a lightning-strike graphic inspired by He-Man’s weather-changing catchphrase: “I have the power.” The Nike Kobe 10 Hero release date is set for November 11.
NIKE KD 8 MONEY BALL
Two decades ago, Kevin Durant showcased his now-famous ability for on-the-go creativity by inventing his own basketball-inspired game. KD would play a game of “basketball” that saw tiny cars stand in for players, and made use of a penny as the ball. His KD 8 features a black Flyweave upper that houses a penny graphic on each insole, while the multicolored outsole represents every color of toy car. The Nike KD 8 Money Ball release date is set for November 18.