Complete History of the Kobe IV

Kobe IV

The Kobe 4 was one of Kobe Bryant’s marquee shoes in his collection and was released in 2009. The Kobe 4 changed the history of the basketball sneaker by being the lightest basketball shoe every created at only 11.6 oz. This shoe includes many features ranging from Flywire technology to a Lunarlite midsole. The Flywire technology adds strength to the body of the shoe without making it heavier and the Lunarlite midsole gives the shoe comfortable cushioning. The shoe overall is built for maximum mobility and quick movement while on the court.

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In the 2008-2009 NBA season, Kobe Bryant wanted add a fourth championship to his overall collection. During this season, he had a great chance in fulfilling that dream for a fourth. Bryant was averaging 26.8 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Averaging fewer points during this season than the last season, Bryant was distributing the ball more and involving his teammates, which made the Lakers top contenders in the West.

In the 2008-2009 playoffs, the Lakers were trying to redeem themselves from the year before; losing to the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 games in the NBA Finals. The Lakers were a lot tougher mentally and physically in these playoffs. It showed especially in Pau Gasol’s play alone.

To nobody’s surprise, the Lakers fought their way back to the NBA Finals were they faced an upcoming Orlando Magic team lead by Dwight Howard. The Lakers were not playing soft this time around in 5 games; the Lakers sealed the deal against the Orlando Magic, winning 4 games to 1 game. Kobe Bryant was named Finals MVP due to his tenacious and remarkable play during the entire playoffs.


  1. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – White/Purple
  2. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – White/Black
  3. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – White/Green
  4. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Stealth/University Blue-White-Varsity Purple
  5. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Black/White-Red
  6. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – White/White-Concord-MDWST Gold
  7. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Black/Black-Purple-Gold
  8. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Black Mamba
  9. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – USC
  10. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Rice High School
  11. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Gold Medal
  12. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Western Conference All-Star Edition
  13. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Prelude
  14. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – Black/Black-Varsity Purple-Medium Grey
  15. Nike Zoom Kobe IV – White/Black-Varsity Purple

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