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Wife Vanessa once gave billionaire Kim Kardashian a special gift from Kobe Bryant worth almost $2,000 before he even came out public

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Kobe Bryant was an icon in every way. The NBA legend is widely recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. Moreover, his influence on the game is more than legendary.

Bryant was also a style icon. His sneakers are the best sellers to date with large stocks of sneakers sold out in a short time. Interestingly enough, Vanessa Bryant once gifted Kobe’s sneakers for Christmas.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 24: Kobe Bryant and his family, wife Vanessa Laine Bryant, left, and daughters Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, right, and Natalia Diamante Bryant, far right, at the council chambers Municipal, in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 24, 2016. (Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and other prominent celebrities received a special award present of Vanessa. These celebrities had the privilege of having Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” sneakers before the shoe officially hit stores. Later, Kim Kardashian shared an unboxing video of the sneaker on an Instagram Story.

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The retail price of the shoe is said to be between $130 and $180. However, considering the popularity of the shoe, many outlets had priced the shoe at around $1700!

Kobe Bryant and his shoe story

Although NBA legends may have many differences, one thing unites them. These are their signature sneakers. Whether it’s Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, they all have iconic sneakers.

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Although Kobe’s sneakers are associated with Nike, he started his sneaker history with Adidas. It dates back to 1997 when a young Bryant shaken the Adidas EQT elevation. Bryant on average 7.6 points, 1.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds in his rookie season wearing mostly Adidas shoes.

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He got his first signature shoe in his second season in the NBA. Adidas has launched the Adidas Kobe Bryant: KB8. It was an instant hit with fans despite the brand’s major backlash for gifting a player a signature shoe in just his second season.

Safe to say, Kobe has proven his doubters wrong. Its association with Adidas has given us iconic shoes like the Adidas Kobe Bryant: KB II and the Adidas Kobe Bryant: The KOBE.

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However, Bryant has teamed up with Adidas rival Nike. Nike has launched one of the NBA’s most iconic sneaker lines, the Zoom Kobe. Since then, the Nike and Kobe team has built a sneaker empire.