Kobe Bryant is a company man.
Kobe Bryant was definitely in a giving mood all season, blessing other NBA stars like Paul George and LeBron James with their with own signed pairs of Kobe sneakers. With his retirement giving season is over, and not everybody was lucky enough to get a pair. However, it’s unlikely anyone was as unlucky as the Black Mamba’s own teammate Nick Young.
Per Los Angeles Laker’s reporter Mike Trudell, after Kobe’s last game Swaggy P tried to get his legendary teammate to sign a pair of his adidas kicks. Rather than sign a competitor’s shoes, Kobe threw Young’s sneakers in the trash and gave him a pair of signed Nike sneakers. It also looks like Young snagged a signed copy of the scorecard. Maybe Kobe didn’t like it when Nick Young said he left Nike because they don’t pay enough attention to their sub-star players.
We aren’t sure exactly how many sneakers Kobe Bryant signed during his farewell season, but according to ESPN he brought five to seven pairs to each road game. We’re sure Nike isn’t sweating the stock.
Young said Kobe wouldn’t sign his Adidas shoes, that he threw them in the trash. (But he did sign some Nikes and took a pic w/Lil’ Swaggy!)— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 14, 2016