Continuing Nike’s countdown to the anticipated Nike Kobe 9, the Nike Zoom Kobe 3 “Prelude” is slated to release this weekend. So far the Nike Kobe “Prelude” collection has been very popular. The Nike Zoom Kobe 3 “Prelude” sports a Black appearance with colorful art inspired designs on the waffle-like features, and throughout the sneaker. The sneaker is a nod to losing to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals. The sneaker features the word “Misery” on the insole to commemorate a hard time in Kobe’s career that helped him grow into the player he is today. Set to release this weekend, December 21st, the sneaker will only hit select retailers and Nike.