Remember when trade rumors were flying around about the Black Mamba possibly leaving Los Angeles for the Chicago Bulls or the Dallas Mavericks? If not, do your googles but the 'University Red' color scheme could have been a common occurrence for the Black Mamba if the Lakers organization pulled the trigger on trading one of the greatest to ever touch the hardwood. Fortunately, red colorways of his signature sneakers aren't the norm which make them all the more desirable.

The kicks feature a 'University Red' Flyknit upper complete with matching exposed Flywire technology infused throughout the sneaker, 'Total Crimson' reaches the Nike branding as well as the Black Mamba logos on the kicks, the synthetic heel cap matches the sneaker's upper, while the midsole takes on a crisp white, and the kicks are rounded out with black rubber outsole with a traction system built for the court.

Come next Friday, January 20th, the Nike Kobe AD 'University Red' will be available at majority of Nike retailers across the country as well as for a retail price of $160. Let us know if you're looking forward to the release of these joints or if you have a pair on deck already in the comment section below.