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adidas Crazy 8 – Kobe Bryant 1998 NBA All-Star Game

October 17, 2011 BY / 11

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Kobe Bryant entered the NBA in the 1996 season and took just one year to be voted as a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team – and he wasn’t even a starter on the Lakers! That season, four Los Angeles Lakers made it onto the Western squad (Shaq, Nick Van Exel, and Eddie Jones rounding out that group), but it was Kobe’s arrival to the spotlight (in New York City of all platforms) and his match-up against Michael Jordan that rose as one of the biggest sub-stories of that All-Star weekend at Madison Square Garden. During the game, Kobe Bryant wore this White/Black colorway of the adidas Crazy 8 (we’ve added a nice in-game shot for you below); it features choice hints of Lakers purple and gold around the shoe, and the notable ‘8’ stitched at the base of the tongue. Until now, this colorway had never seen a retro release, but the wait is over because these are available now in-store and online at Packer Shoes, so hit them up to cop a pair!

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11 comments
A_Mac_Long
A_Mac_Long

i remember having the purple and yellow kobe jerseys in like 98

geminicricket
geminicricket

the sewn on 8 looks bad bootleg, its supposed to to look like a jersery number but they messed up.

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

i had a dream pf something were like brands team up and make packages of the shoes great players played in like wen AI crossed jordan it wud be tht color question and cherry 12s .... only a dream thou :/

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

lol... the young (afro) KOBE. U guys remember the adidas commercials? The afro logo? CLASSIC

Joao
Joao

damn, where can i still get this?

The JOP
The JOP

So Mike has those before the "playoffs"

detroitjfien
detroitjfien

i wanted these shoes so bad when i was a kid but ofcourse my parents werent going for it at all

Urriah O. Aguilera
Urriah O. Aguilera

the "dude on the sonics" is Vin Baker please correct me if im wrong.. :up:

jeezy
jeezy

i like to call kobe wit a fro, Frobe lol

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