Nike Designs Special Kobe 11 PEs for Oregon, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2016

via @heidiburgett

As Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's legendary career winds down, the college basketball season is beginning to heat up.

Thanks to Nike, some teams will be bringing a little extra fire to the court.

Nike has designed special Kobe 11 PEs for the Kentucky Wildcats, the Duke Blue Devils, the Michigan State Spartans and, yes, the Oregon Ducks. While there have been plenty of team-themed sneakers through the years, this collection is on point.

Unfortunately for fans, Nike public relations director Heidi Burgett followed up her initial tweet by saying the shoes would be available only to players.

[Heidi Burgett, h/t College Spun]