Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers are getting everything that the Oklahoma City Thunder can possibly dish out during this first round NBA playoffs match-up. To bounce back, it looks as though the defending champions will have to dig deep within themselves and use every possible advantage, including perhaps even the Black Mamba’s renowned Nike Zoom Kobe V. Pictured here, however, is a black/dark grey-varsity purple Nike Zoom Kobe V that will release in July, just after the NBA playoffs are done. So until then, enjoy more pictures of this upcoming Nike Zoom Kobe V colorway after the jump, and continue to enjoy a riveting series between the NBA giants and the league’s new generation.