While most NBA players wearing Kobe shoes had long ago moved on to the Kobe 11 or even the Kobe AD, Giannis Antetokounmpo kept it retro for several seasons, preferring the Kobe X Elites. He finally took the plunge and caught up to the rest of the league by switching to the Kobe AD Mid full-time during the 2017-18 season. He’s now moved on to the Kobe AD Exodus.
The Greek Freak signed a huge deal in late 2017 to stay with Nike, which has confirmed that a signature shoe for the all-court player is in development. Nick DePaula recently noted that he expects the Giannis 1 to be released in Fall 2019.