30 Nov '15, 12am

Everybody knows Kobe wore Jordans, but he also wore Converse Weapons and Reebok Answer 4s... https://t.co/eCiDMkAjVf https…

Everybody knows Kobe wore Jordans, but he also wore Converse Weapons and Reebok Answer 4s... https://t.co/eCiDMkAjVf https…

It’s like he got the Sneaker Hall Pass. No repercussions for Mamba. Prior to signing with Nike in 2003, Kobe Bryant took a year off. Despite being a three-time NBA champion and one of the league’s most popular players at that point, Bryant was a man without a shoe deal. His departure with adidas was not without controversy (some legit, some made up by the internet, some based on the awfulness of the KOBETWO), but that did not stop brands from chasing Mamba. Instead of jumping on board with another brand right away, Kobe spent the entire 2002-03 NBA season wearing whatever the hell he damn well pleased. And it was a glorious time. Unlike other prominent sneaker free agents that have come after Kobe and those of lesser stature but with killer sneaker game, Mamba did not stick to one brand. He was the proverbial kid in the candy store who had to try everything and the candy s...

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sneakernews.com 30 Nov '15, 2am

Two decades in the game and the second greatest shooting guard in NBA history is hanging it up. Today, Kobe Bryant officia...

Kobe Bryant Just Announced His Retirement. The Nike Kobe 11 Just Became A Must-Have Sneaker! https://t.co/PREzLd48bs

Kobe Bryant Just Announced His Retirement. The ...

kicksonfire.com 30 Nov '15, 1am

The @PlayersTribune just announced that Kobe Bryant’s legendary career will come to an end at the end of this NBA season. ...

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seriouslyomg.com 30 Nov '15, 1am

Kobe Bryant announced today that he will end his 20 year old basketball career with The Lakers at the end of the season. T...

Take A Look At The Kobe 10 Elite PE That Bryant Wore On The First Day Of His Retirement Tour https://t.co/KGpvfdImwk https…

Take A Look At The Kobe 10 Elite PE That Bryant...

kicksonfire.com 01 Dec '15, 1am

After Kobe made his announcement yesterday right before tip-off against the Pacers the whole NBA world knew that all of th...

Kobe debuts a new PE after announcing his retirement https://t.co/ryMUpUH06b https://t.co/dVD0p95jeR

Kobe debuts a new PE after announcing his retir...

sneakernews.com 30 Nov '15, 4pm

With Kobe Bryant announcing he will be retiring at the end of this season, we now officially know that one of the greatest...

Kobe Bryant should start thinking about taking ...

golfdigest.com 30 Nov '15, 12am

Based on how off his shooting has been (31.3 percent on a whopping 51 field goal attempts in just 82 minutes played) durin...

Kobe Bryant should start thinking about taking ...

golfdigest.com 30 Nov '15, 1am

Based on how off his shooting has been (31.3 percent on a whopping 51 field goal attempts in just 82 minutes played) durin...

This Kobe 10 Celebrates The Black Mamba’s Championship Legacy https://t.co/zk9plMlF0a

This Kobe 10 Celebrates The Black Mamba’s Champ...

kicksonfire.com 27 Nov '15, 10pm

This morning we saw the release of the Nike Kobe 10 Elite High in the Opening Night colorway which featured a vibrant yell...

#KobeWeek // An Original adidas The Kobe Develo...

nicekicks.com 30 Nov '15, 11pm

words & images // Nick DePaula: Kobe Bryant’s footwear legacy is just as cemented in greatness as his on-court NBA accompl...

Kobe Bryant’s Best Off-Court Sneaker Moments - ...

kicksonfire.com 01 Dec '15, 5pm

Every signature athlete has their favorite kicks to wear off the court; it may be part of their line, or maybe it’s a pair...

What If Kobe Bryant And LeBron James Met In The 2009 NBA Finals?

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sneakernews.com 01 Dec '15, 11pm

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James…these are the two names that NBA experts and casual fans have discussed more than anything el...

11 Times We All Thought Kobe Bryant Was Better Than Jordan And LeBron

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sneakernews.com 30 Nov '15, 9pm

The illustrious career of Kobe Bryant didn’t end in the way we all would have hoped. Some of us believed that the life-lon...

NIKE KOBE 11 GS https://t.co/oH6dURa4bM

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sneakerfreaker.com 30 Nov '15, 1am

. Today marks a somber day for fans of the Black Mamba but here’s something sure to wipe away those tears – the unveiling ...

Gallery: Kobe Bryant's sneakers through the years.

hoopshype.com 01 Dec '15, 2pm

Video Vince Carter still delivering highlights Video Kobe Bryant retirement gets Taiwanese animation treatment Video Dirk ...

Sneaker Grails: The Chase For The Nike Zoom Kob...

kicksonfire.com 30 Nov '15, 6pm

June 17, 2010 will always be an unforgettable day. Years before I started writing about sneakers and annoyed Jordan stans ...