Vanessa Bryant Gifts Rare Kobe Nikes To Her Close Friends

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant attend Sean Combs 50th Birthday Bash presented by Ciroc Vodka on December 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs)

Vanessa Bryant Gifts Rare Kobe Nikes To Her Close Friends

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and more got the Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” sneakers prior to their Christmas release.

PUBLISHED ON : DECEMBER 22, 2020 / 06:14 PM

Written by BET Staff

Vanessa Bryant sent out early Christmas gifts to her nearest and dearest friends. The widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant distributed pairs of the unreleased Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” sneakers to pals like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, radio host Patty Rodriguez and others, according to People.

Kim Kardashian unboxed her pair on her Instagram stories and shared her excitement via a series of fire emojis. Her mother Kris Jenner, who was gifted her own pair, was more vocal about her excitement. "OMG Thank you [Vanessa] I'm screaming!!!" Jenner wrote on her Instagram story. "Love my Kobe's!!!"

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The bright green kicks will be available to the public on December 25, Christmas Day, with a suggested retail price of $180, but soaring demand could send the price soaring to a whopping $1,700 or more on the resale market. Head to Nice Kicks to keep track of where you can purchase the sneakers when they release this week.

See Kim unbox the coveted sneakers, below:

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs)

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