By now you’ve seen the Nike Kobe 9 Elite in all its glory—and all its colorways. And Kobe Bryant himself was in New York City on Saturday introducing the shoe and hosting a Q+A with local high school athletes, who asked questions about his preparation, his pre-game meals (which, in his younger days, included pizza and fast food), his go-to move and his favorite arenas to play in (outside of Staples Center and Madison Square Garden, he picked Sacramento—”It’s just a place full of weird fans with cowbells. It’s just a strange place.”) Check out some candid shots of Kobe with the crowd above, via Nike.