After his final game in Cleveland, he gifted LeBron James his player exclusive Kobe 11 sneakers. He even wrote a message to the King on the toe box of the Lakers-themed kicks. Everything comes full circle, because this is not the first time Kobe gave LeBron a pair of shoes; it also happened back when LeBron was in high school and he received a pair of Kobe’s adidas from the man himself during the 2003 All-Star weekend, according to Fox Sports.
Just few days ago, Kobe also passed along his game-worn All-Star edition Kobe 11s to Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.
In a way, Kobe is also passing the torch to the NBA’s newest generation of burgeoning talent and established greats. May the Mamba live on.
SOURCE: Fox Sports | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter