The Most Radical Designs of the 8 Biggest NBA Signature Sneaker Lines

The Kobe 9 is just the latest NBA signature sneaker to take a radical departure from the norm. Take a look at other unusual sneakers from the NBA's biggest stars.

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Kobe 9

Creating a signature sneaker line for a prominent NBA athlete can be complicated. The shoe must represent the player's style and its technologies must fit his game. Once the shoe is launched, work must start immediately on the next installment in the line. Coming up with a fresh new design every year is a challenge, which is why so many designers think outside the box. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Click through the slideshow to see the most radical designs of the eight biggest NBA signature sneaker lines.

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