P.J. Tucker continues to prove why he’s the biggest sneaker fan in the NBA.
For yesterday’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets forward broke out a player-exclusive Nike Kobe 6 Protro colorway inspired by a coveted Nike Air Yeezy 2 style. Tucker shared an image of his Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Pure Platinum” on Instagram alongside the Kanye West-designed Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum” that released in June 2012.
The look of Tucker’s unreleased Kobe 6 Protro is executed in a predominantly white-based color scheme covering the scaly textile upper reminiscent of a snake’s body. The simple colorway continues with a gray Swoosh on the sides as well as gray underneath the white heel counter featuring the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s signature at the center. The look is completed with a red sock liner with a white Zoom-cushioned midsole and a green translucent outsole.
Last month, Tucker revealed his first Nike Air Yeezy-inspired Nike Kobe 6 Protro PE for the 2020-21 NBA season, which was a purple-based iteration based on the unreleased Air Yeezy 2 “Cheetah” sample. Tucker also confirmed that he will be lacing up additional player-exclusive Air Yeezy-inspired Kobe 6 Protro make-ups throughout the season. At the time of press, Nike has not revealed whether or not Tucker’s PE styles will be released to the public.
In related Nike Kobe 6 news, the brand shared images of the forthcoming Nike Kobe 6 Protro “All-Star,” a bold red colorway Bryant wore in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.