After last year’s “Galaxy” pack debuted at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Nike is once more breaking out specific colorways for its three biggest signature models – the LeBron X, the Nike Kobe 8 System & the Nike KD V for this year’s edition in Houston. Taking some of its cues from NASA and the Space Center located in the H, the pack manifested into a full out celebration of the brand’s three biggest stars by giving fictional back stories to each particular shoe and player. True, they’re hokey but the colorways once more prove that Phil Knight and Nike Basketball know how to spin their stars.

Each shoe crash lands in retailers beginning February 15th at select retail stores and also on Check out some of the descriptions of each shoe below.


An indestructible force originating from fictional Nike Space Program (NSP) planet NSP-LJ6, LeBron James’ dominance was born from the volcanic surface in the planet’s mantle. He is rumored to have journeyed to earth on a meteor made of the galaxy’s hardest substance – black diamonds.

Technical benefits of the LEBRON X include full-length visible Nike Zoom cushioning, dynamic Flywire technology and Hyperfuse construction – a trilogy set to unleash its fury in Houston.


Engineered to the specifications of Kobe Bryant’s Houston mission, with origins rooted on a planet marked as NSP-KB24. The Ice Mamba circles the volatile surface as guardian of the five rings. The wise veteran is known to strike with moves that leave his opponents frozen.

Built for Bryant’s lightning speed and precision, the KOBE 8 SYSTEM is Nike+ Basketball enabled for the first time and this shoe also features Nike Zoom in the midsole insert. Nike Engineered Mesh upper and tactile traction complete the shoe.


Identified as Dark Matter, the biological and molecular breakdown of this figure remains a puzzle for scientists. Early readings of its origin, NSP-KD35, have sent back conflicting reports of a planet that is simultaneously solid, liquid, and gas – properties that make his game adaptable to any situation.

Joining with Bryant for their quest to lead the West to victory, this KD V is designed to the specifications of Kevin Durant’s Houston mission. The KD V features the combination of Nike Zoom (forefoot) and Nike Air (heel) cushioning along with Hyperfuse upper and dynamic heel support.