June 7, 2012 BY John Kim / 10
Is Kobe Bryant the closest thing to Michael Jordan we’ll ever see? Numerous NBA Titles, a ferocious competitive streak, potentially the greatest scorer (in volume) of all-time – Kobe’s list of accomplishments is certainly ‘up there’ and Jordan himself has called Kobe the best player of this generation. After Kobe’s tenure with adidas came to an end, Nike quickly picked him up with a nice contract and expectations were high – until some controversy marred Kobe’s life during that period. Although it took some time for Kobe to rock the Swoosh, Nike hit him up with some of the greatest Air Jordan Player Exclusives we’ve ever seen, as he wore them throughout the 2003-2004 NBA Season. One such banger was the Air Jordan VIII, colored up in purple and gold to match the iconic Lakers Home jersey. This piece here is not only brand spankin’ new, but signed by the Black Mamba himself, so check out the gallery as well as some in-game shots of Kobe rockin’ these eights below and check out the entire listing from elbato22 on eBay.
@bjwalkinrivers....so true....i love the retro jay vii kb rocked both home and road...sick! loved kb rockin the concords..for some reason they looked right on him! huge kb fan..do like how is line has turned out..was not sure so sure after the kb1 but we are going on version viii and after seeing where the jb line in terms of the aj2012 and the wade have gone i am glad he went the route he did!
this is when i was hoping kobe was going to sign with JB and wear nothing but retros in the Lakers colorway, yeah that was a dream i never got to see
cant get any more special than kobe air jordan pe's, autographed no less...i can see these being showcased behind a glass wall somewhere