Pair of Kobe Bryant's Rare Jordans Sell for $25,000

Pair of Kobe Bryant's Rare Jordans Sell for $25,000

Five-time NBA champion wore sneakers when dropping 46 points on Knicks in 2003.

Published July 17, 2015

It's no secret that Kobe Bryant has long idolized Michael Jordan, taking after MJ's ultra-competitive streak and unrelenting desire to win.

But did you know that the Black Mamba once rocked a pair of Jordans made exclusively for him and that the autographed sneakers just sold for $25,000? According to TMZ Sports, Mike Nguyen, co-owner of the IndexPDX sneaker shop in Portland, sold the sneakers to a buyer, whose name he kept under anonymity.

However, as the story goes, Bryant had recently gotten out of his Adidas deal in 2003, when Nike made him a custom pair of size 14 Player Edition Air Jordan VIIs in an attempt to lure him to the swoosh.

The plan worked, as the now-five-time NBA champion inked a shoe deal with Nike and is still under contract with them today.

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According to TMZ, Bryant wore one of the pairs while dropping 46 points against the New York Knicks back in February 2003.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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