The Nike Kobe X was officially unveiled last Saturday (you can see detailed photos here) and in celebration of the ideas that came together to create Kobe Bryant’s tenth signature design with the Swoosh, Kobe himself explains 10 key symbols that represent his game and his kicks.

Click here to hear Bryant discuss 10 themes that have led to his path to greatness, and how they are symbolized one by one with a series of symbols. More details, direct from Nike:

Created to celebrate the ideas that converged in the KOBE X, the 10 interactive symbols below represent Bryant’s ruthless precision, his tactical brilliance on the hardwood and 10 years of groundbreaking shoes. When brought together, they show how his evolution ā€” as a player and an individual ā€” on the path to greatness inspired the Kobe X. Listen in as he personally describes the importance of each symbol.

 

 

A mandala is an ancient depiction of the universe and being. At the center of Bryant’s universe are three pillars that represent the different aspects of his game; maniacal focus, extreme confidence and resilience. The radial compilation on the outside are the various themes and symbols that celebrate the inspiration, emotion and innovation of the KOBE X.