The Los Angeles Lakers moved past the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the second round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs being led by their fearless leader, Kobe Bryant, whose signature Nike professional basketball shoe has been released in a new colorway featuring a black based, with del sol used for the swoosh border, tongue branding, Kobe signature, and the outsole. Completing the look are speckled laces and a similar looking midsole that compliments the Lakers Away uniforms. The Nike Zoom Kobe V basketball shoe is the next evolution of basketball footwear, emphasizing superior performance fit a new last has sculpted arch and heel with upper and bottom technologies working in a system, one supporting and enhancing the other.