The franchise that would become the Lakers was founded in 1946 as the Detroit Gems and played in the National Basketball League (NBL). The team moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1947, and its name was changed to the Lakers to reflect the Minnesota state nickname, “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
Having won five championships in Minnesota, Nike Basketball will bringing back the “MPLS” colorway of their updated version of Kobe Bryan’t first signature shoe. This Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro will come dressed in a Grey, University Blue and White color scheme.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro
Color: Wolf Grey/White-University Blue
Style Code: AQ2728-001
Release Date: July 6, 2018