Lebron James' Game-Worn adidas Kobe 2 From 2002 is Being Auctioned Off

The patriotic colorway was gifted by the Mamba himself and sported by James during his high school matchup against Carmelo Anthony.

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Since the unfortunate passing of Kobe Bryant back in January 2020, a plethora of his memorabilia including jerseys, kicks and even a past championship ring have been made available for bidding via auction sites. The latest to be unveiled by Heritage Auctions is this USA-themed pair of adidas Kobe 2s which were personally gifted to at-the-time rising basketball phenom LeBron James during his tenure at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio.

“The Chosen One” rocked these loudly-styled sneakers on-court back in 2002 when he was triumphant in his face-off against Carmelo Anthony amid the highly-anticipated SVSM vs. Oak Hill academy showdown.

Patriotic in every sense, the low-top hoop shoes were originally produced for the Mamba to honor those who lost their lives in the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks. The sneakers bear white and blue star patterns atop the throat and come paired next to white and red stripes down the sides to translate the American flag. Three Stripes branding is shown off through the rubber toe boxes and interior side of the tongues, while Bryant‘s head silhouette rests on the inserts.

Bidding is now live via Heritage Auctions, with the current highest offer sitting at an astonishing $15,500 USD.

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