June 7, 2012 BY John Kim
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.