November 19, 2013 BY Aaron Kr. / 15
Last week, we were treated to a detailed look at the red Air Yeezy 2 thanks to S. Sami, but that’s only a small sampling of the sneaker treasures he’s holding onto. In addition to being incredibly well-connected, this dedicated Brooklyn-based sneaker enthusiast also lays claim to one of the most impressive Nike Kobe collections in the world. As a lifelong Kobe Bryant fan, Sami has spent years accumulating not only a sprawling collection of Kobe shoes and memorabilia, but also some precious memories and unforgettable experiences as well, like meeting the Black Mamba himself on several occasions for instance.
As a diehard Lakers fan, Sami has been to every game they’ve played in New York, New Jersey, and Brooklyn since 2001 and regularly travels to both home and away games as well as playoff appearances. He has been an honorary Lakers team captain three
times and will go back for his fourth go-around at this year’s Christmas game versus the Heat. Last but not least, he raised the stakes even further last year, winning a charity auction that grants him the chance to play Kobe in a game of Horse after the season – an event that’s sure to be the pinnacle moment of them all.
It will be no easy decision picking out what shoes to wear that day, because Sami’s collection covers the gamut from Kobe’s early Nike days in the Huarache 2K4 all the way up to present day with just about every special release and limited edition variation you can name found in between, including some juicy stuff that hasn’t even released yet like the “What the Kobe” 8! Continue on for an extensive look at Sami’s vast array of Nike Kobe kicks, not to mention an impressive assortment special edition boxes, t-shirts, apparel, and more.