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adidas The KOBE – Sample on eBay

August 24, 2011 BY / 32

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A lot’s changed for Kobe Bryant since he first came into the league at age 17. The ‘Black Mamba’ was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets (and immediately traded to the Lakers) in 1996, and before setting foot on an NBA court, he already had a sneaker endorsement with adidas – six years, almost $50 million. One of Kobe Bryant’s most notable and recognizable shoes of all-time is the adidas The Kobe, which featured a unique molded upper and boasted sleek and sexy lines inspired by the Audi TT Roadster. If anything, the adidas The Kobe is to Bryant as the Air Jordan VI is to Michael Jordan; Kobe Bryant, while wearing ‘The Kobe’, won his first NBA Championship, showing flashes of greatness with his 28-point performance in Game 3.

Although adidas and Kobe Bryant parted ways and we now associate Kobe Bryant with the Swoosh, the adidas Kobe signature line won’t ever be forgotten – primarily due to the eccentric design of  The Kobe. Here we have a look at a rare, unreleased sample of that shoe, which features a unique shroud on the forefoot (the released version features a lacing structure that reaches further towards the toe). This sneaker is certainly an memoir from a completely different era for Kobe; he played second fiddle to Shaq, donned a different jersey number, and of course, represented a different brand on his feet, all of which gives you a clear picture on how much Kobe has progressed in his career. Continue reading for a look at this sample of the adidas The KOBE and check out the auction from poofyo101jumpmansneakers on eBay.

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Lucas
Lucas

Nobody has a long ball like Kobe, nobody dunks on heads like Kobe, nobody stands up in the clutch time and time again like Kobe, no one has 81 like Kobe, and most importantly, no one has 5 rings like Kobe. Hate from behind your compter, wearing your Kobe VI's all you want... You can't change facts.

REPLY
REPLY

people are saying that kobe will be close to jordan in the future.......he is almost done with his career he has problems with his fingers and knees he will never reach jordan the closest is lebron in reality.....or kevin durant

fwb
fwb

Although not the most eye appealing shoe, these were great for ballin but creased after one wear. I bought my pairs for 24.99 at a foot action store closing. And all of you arguing up there sound ignorant as hell.

JSARG
JSARG

Looks like someone said "forget leather, forget nubuck, even forget patent leather, lets just use silver duct-tape people!"

yoo0
yoo0

i wonder if these shoes come with an astronaut outfit..... ugly a$$ hell

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

I got a pair of these still. But the with full lace section. I think they are the 2nd version...but I found them to be really comfy. Only worn them a few times and put them back in the box cus they were showing signs of hard creasing in the toe area. Good to have in the collection. You get the retros for dirt cheap now on Ebay or Amazon.

aidan
aidan

i think that kobes shoe line or anybodys shoe line nowadays will ever be as good as michael jordans, basketball shoes are too technical and stuff to look as nice as any jordan, kobe will eventually come close to mike as a player but will never have the franchise he has, same goes for lebron and others.

imme
imme

Fuguly............translation.......... fu#ken ungly sneakers

haha
haha

its like kobe rapping straight garbage

tonyscorpio
tonyscorpio

I had these joints...tried like hell not to crese the toes...couldn't hoop in them cuz they used to rub the skin off my ankles. Lame. Would never pay 1500 for em...maybe 15.00 or 1.50 if ur lucky

02SAC_TOWN
02SAC_TOWN

This was so fail just like Kobe's career. Overrated shit with 2rings by Gasol, 2rings by Shaq, and 1ring by the ref. Kings for life fake ass bitches!

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

i still have my adidas kobes frum back in da day... but these, i dont really like these... and fa 1500, dude is smokin some gooooood crack, sum bobby & whitney wit tyrone biggums kinda rocks lol

LawrenceSilva
LawrenceSilva

the flatiron shoes (top-handle not included)

tow45
tow45

kobe will never come close to mike and don't tell me I'm hating.

Keith AKA Mr.Polo
Keith AKA Mr.Polo

Like the dude above said, Kobe put in his work for all his rings man....get off that hater shyt, because do you really think Shaq would have 3 titles if not for Kobe? and the fourth one if not for Wade? ...and Gasol isn't even in the same class as Shaq so do you think he would have 2 rings if he didn't go to LA, hell NO, he wasn't doing shyt in Memphis, nobody knew of him until he came to LA with all honesty. Nah Kobe isn't MJ, but nobody ever has been since he left...Kobe is the closest and is the 2nd best SG behind MJ....even MJ himself put Kobe in TOP 10 OF ALL TIME...check hang-time blog on NBA.com of like a year ago if you want proof...

Get-Paper
Get-Paper

You obviously have to be a teenager or young with those comments...There is nobody in Michael Jordan's class because he is in a class of his own....But Kobe is the closet thing we will see to Mike..A true competitor with killer instinct on the court......Your comment was just dumb....Kobe put in work for all his rings. You can't win own your own......But I can see why you are mad cuz the Kings Are straight Trash and stayed getting put out by the Lakers....You sound like a scorned female.....The kings franchise will always be garbage......That why the Maloof's were trying to move the team to Vegas because SAC TOWN IS BOO BOO..hhahahah......Don't ever disrespect a first ballet hall of famer .

rose
rose

These could quite possibly be the WORST sneakers ever produced in the history of mankind!!!!!!!!! Lets be real, excluding the crazy 8, every Kobe addidas shoe was an extreme fail. Notice how they tried to go all futuristic with the design and technology (like nike did) but they ended up with this and nike ended up with one of the more revolutionary shoes ever produced (the foamposite). Who could have possibly approved this shoe for release? Did they think these were stylish? I wonder if he got is ass whooped when the quaterly sales figures came back....

agent.z
agent.z

Get your fact right. Gasol was an all star and well known player when he entered the league. Kobe didn't make him famous. Shaq would've won titles with any solid guard in the league at the moment because nobody could man handle shaq due to the rule change and refs rigging the game. In all honesty, Kobe is the luckiest player ever in the league. As the guys said above, he did nothing without any dominent big men and they have been bailing him out. Also, Wade is the 2nd best SG behind MJ not Kobe.

Your mom
Your mom

Defend your con artist diva all you want... You can twist and turn it however you like, the truth remains. Kobe Bryant is the most overrated player ever. And no, I'm not a blind hater or LeBron James fan. Analyze his career objectively and you'll see apart from the 02/03 regular season and the 08 playoffs, he has ALWAYS been the second fiddle to the big man, with team mates surpassing him and eventually bailing him out when he felt like going all ego. And dickrider's favourite line that he's so "clutch". Kobe Bryant holds the NBA record for most game winners missed with a clutch shooting percentage of 0.25 I think there's is no discussion here. Face reality kids. Bryant = Great player, but NOWHERE near what you make him out to be.

02SAC_TOWN
02SAC_TOWN

First off i don't give a shit about jordan or fans thinking him as next jordan. The fact of the matter is kobitch is mad overrated with pathetic performance in playoffs by getting swept like dust. Remember the playoff runs in 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 11 lol? Remember when nash made him his bitch lol? that's fucked up career and you fans ride him hard just cuz of 09 and 10 when he wasn't even played like a leader lol? You are fucked up for real. You obviously are a dicksucker cuz even NBA apologized the tragic event so get the facts straight homie and come to sac town and say that shit infront of my face bitch. maybe i'll let kobitch and you faggot suck my dick. the true 02 champs are the kings not you fake bitch ass homie

Tim
Tim

Kobe definately isn't close yet, but will eventually be. Yeah bro Kobe is overrated, but so is just about any good player. I think the closest to MJ would be Magic and Bill Russell

Realist
Realist

They were awesome for balling in (well the ones that released anyway), but yeah, they do look pretty terrible. Lets be honest here though. While for some reason the Foamposites seem to be popular, they also look like shit.

REPLY
REPLY

lol the only ring the kings are getting is a onion ring.....they suck......ASS

efly1234
efly1234

kobes an icon. the kings are a skidmark in the underpants of society

killerinstinct
killerinstinct

yhur helllllla fucken dumb nigga gtfo! dumb kings fan riding they dick for shit!



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