Dressed in a White, Orion Blue, and Varsity Purple color scheme. This Nike Kobe 4 Protro is expected to be the popular “Draft Day” colorway. The shoe features a White upper with Blue and Purple accents as a nod to Kobe Bryant originally being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 before getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nike Kobe 4 Protro Draft Day Release Date
Look for the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day” to release on February 15th at select Nike Basketball retailers and StockX. The retail price tag is set at $175 USD.
Color: White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple
Style Code: AV6339-100
Release Date: February 15, 2019
UPDATE: Nike confirms that the “Draft Day” Kobe 4 Protro will release on February 15th as a nod to when Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 13 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. That same day, Black Mamba was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, which this memorable moment was celebrated in 2009 with the launch of the “Draft Day” Zoom Kobe 4 (IV). 10 years later, the classic colorway returns to celebrate 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend back in Charlotte.
UPDATE: According to Foot Locker, the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro “Draft Day” will release on February 15th during 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. The colorway is fitting to where the game is being played in Charlotte, as the Hornets were the original team to draft Kobe before trading him to the Los Angeles Lakers.
(Original 2009 “Draft Day” Nike Kobe 4)