Just really hoping that it's not super-cheap materials and bizarre CWs. I know that this is Nike's basic gameplan these days, but as a fan of the shoes and of Kobe, and retros from his signature line would be most appreciated in their original form.
Wearing the MPLS CW today myself, and the quality is still great, the materials feel great, and the shoe is super comfortable. And given the size of the silhouette (ie - not a low top), it's not a heavy shoe at all. Yes it's heavier than 4-8, but it's BUILT to be heavier, rather than the stripped-down, super lightweight profile shoes that have dominated the line more recently.
Do it right Nike, or don't do it at all. I don't want EM or Flyknit or any other random tech that wasn't there before. Save that for when you retro the newer ones that actually used flywire and so on.
(This plea will fall on deaf ears, won't it?)