LeBron James’ Game-Worn adidas Kobe 2s From 2002 are Up For Auction
A very special pair of adidas Kobe 2s worn by LeBron James is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. Gifted to LeBron by the late Kobe Bryant all the way back in 2002, five months after the September 11 attacks, the USA-themed sneaker is a true collector’s item for fans of both legendary players alike.
According to LeBron, Kobe gifted him this patriotic pair when they briefly met before a high school game between St. Vincent-St. Mary and the Oak Hill Academy in Teaneck, NJ. Despite the sneakers being a size too small, LeBron still ended up gaming them on the way to a tough loss against Carmelo Anthony’s Oak Hill.,
Designed to commemorate the lives lost as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, the red, white and blue colourway is decorated with Stars & Stripes on the uppers, rubberised toe boxes, and the Three Stripes branding on the midsoles and outsoles. According to the auctioneer, the custom shoes bear no interior tagging, but exhibit ‘fine game wear’.
Bidding is currently open, and will run until February 24. You can check out the listing here.
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