Nike Basketball’s 2009 Winter Lineup (October to December) is underscored by versatility, with lightweight guard rockets like a black/yellow/speckle variation of the Zoom Kobe IV (4) and the Black Mamba inspired Dream Season Mid, brawny models like LeBron’s LBJ Ambassador II (2) and the budget-friendly BlueChip II (2). The Swoosh’s evolution of the Hyperdunk, the hightop Hyperize, will hit both “mom and pop” accounts and the Eastbay/Footlocker behemoth during the same time period. Any ballplayers out there looking forward to one pair in particular? The “Zoobe” IV (4) has met wide acclaim this winter, but KB’s Dream Season looks like an uninspired nightmare that’s clad in shoddy materials. The BlueChip Deux provides steady support around the ankle and a reliable Air Sole unit under the hood, while the Hyperize and it’s Flywire upper promises to be a minimalist court hugger perfect for the “ones” and “twos” among us.