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Kentucky Basketball gets own Nike Kobe 11 PE

Los Angeles Lakers star and future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant will soon be hanging up his shoes as he heads off into retirement, so Nike is putting out a new version of his popular Kobe 11 PEs.

In fact, Nike is releasing several special editions of that shoe, and the Kentucky Wildcats are among those getting their own edition. Nike PR Director Heidi Burgett posted a photo on Wednesday of four new designs of the Nike Kobe 11 PE, which includes editions for UK, Duke, Oregon and Michigan State.

That's the good news.

The bad news...

So if you want a pair, better hit the gym and work on that mid-range jumper.

In all seriousness, that's a pretty swag shoe, and it's really cool seeing Kentucky, Nike and Kobe on the same shoe.

Greatness recognizing greatness.