Although he didn’t have the best individual game, P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns was styling and profiling on the court last night in the Nike Kobe IV Prelude. Tucker had just 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in Phoenix’s 98-96 overtime loss against the New York Knicks.
The Prelude IV shoe takes us back to Kobe Bryant winning his fourth NBA Championship during the 2009-10 NBA season. The Prelude IV is splattered in paint and the colorway is symbolic of Bryant’s ability to cover the court with unrestrained intensity. Gold on the Swoosh is included to represent the Larry O’Brien and Finals MVP trophies that he achieved that season, while snakeskin panels are an ode to Bryant’s “Black Mamba” moniker.
Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.