All About Bryant’s $89,000 Signed Air Jordan Sneakers Auctioned For IPO Stock


Kobe Bryant remains one of the most famous basketball icons in the world, even in death. Many of his fans and admirers will spend a fortune to have one of his memorabilia. According to Yahoo Newsan opportunity was created for his fans to own some of his memorabilia.

The late legendary basketball player’s Air Jordans 1 of 2 were released for the IPO on his birthday, August 23. The sneakers, worth $89,000, are being auctioned off for the IPO by to collect. Bryant reportedly paid homage to his mentor Michael Jordan by wearing the iconic French Blue Air Jordan 12 Retro.

Bryant since childhood has been a big fan of Jordan. In addition to wearing the French blue Air Jordan 12 in Jordan’s honor, he appeared in Jordan’s “The Last Dance” documentary.

“I was a kid shooting a bunch of airballs, you know what I mean? And then Michael gave me a lot of advice. Like I had a question on set about this flip plan, so I asked him and he gave me a great detailed answer, but on top of that he said, “If you ever need anything, give me a call. “He’s like my big brother,” he said. noted.

Bryant signed both sides of the sneakers and according to Collectable, the two pairs are the only existing pairs. He wore the Air Jordan 12 sneakers to play a Lakers game against Boston Celtics in December 2003.

“The pair features high white leather uppers with flared stitching, along with blue leather side panels signed by Bryant in silver paint pen,” according to Newsshoes.

Last April, Bryant’s estate ended its longtime partnership with Nike, citing Nike’s decision to limit the availability of Bryant products during his retirement and after his death.

Bryant first signed a deal with Nike in 2003 after leaving Adidas when he entered the league in 1996. It was one of the biggest basketball deals Nike signed. The company produced several lines of Kobe footwear and equipment. He signed an endorsement extension in April 2016.

Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January. Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and Orange Coast College baseball head coach John Altobelli, who was also with his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa.

In a career that spanned two decades, the face of the Black Mamba became synonymous with the LA Lakers, where he won five league titles playing with Shaquille O’Neal and Steve Nash.


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