As the NBA regular season winds down and the playoffs approach, Nike Basketball presents the Elite Series Team Collection for 2014′s quest for the coveted Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Designed to the exact specifications of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, the premium sneakers offer rugged materials and cutting-edge construction for the most technically advanced trio of signature footwear around – each in hyperized hues of the NBA stars’ respective team colors. King James’s LeBron 11 Elite now features a lower cut than the original and includes a new articulated external cage for support for Kevin Durant’s KD VI Elite sheds weight and offers increased breathability thanks to a visible full-length Zoom Air unit and perforated upper. Finally, the Black Mamba’s Kobe 9 Elite – Nike Basketball’s very first Flyknit shoe – offers a Lakers-centric combination of purple and gold along with innovations like Lunarlon cushioning, Dynamic Flywire support, and a carbon fiber heel counter. The “Team” editions of Nike Basketball’s 2014 Elite Series are set to hit select retailers and Nike.com come April 11.