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Aaron Judge wears Nike Kobes during Derby batting practice

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is 30 years old and grew up in California. So it was obvious that the MLB All-Star was a fan of Kobe Bryant. Earlier in the evening, Judge wore a pair of Bryant sneakers during batting practice for the MLB Home Run Derby.

These crisp kicks are called the Nike Kobe 5 Protro in the ‘5x Champ’ colorway. Prior to Bryant’s untimely passing in January 2020, Nike began releasing performance-based retro (Protro) versions of his iconic sneakers.

Unfortunately, the ‘5x Champ’ colorway that Judge is sporting didn’t release in August 2020 and sold out immediately. If fans want to get a pair of Lakers-themed Kobe’s, they pay resale value on GOAT, StockX or eBay. However, it will cost most customers between $500 and $750.

The California kid showing his love to Bryant before an all-star game in Los Angeles is extremely cool. We love seeing legends from different sports pay tribute. Stay locked into FanNationKicks.com for the latest news, updates, and interviews.

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Nike Kobe 5 Protro ‘5x Champ’ worn by Markieff Morris in 2021.

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