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That’s it for Kobe Bryant folks!
No, the retiring star hasn’t hung them up just yet (give it a couple more games…still doesn’t feel real right?), but Nike are about to drop the last in the legacy line of Bean’s legendary sneakers, before he puts them up top his locker for one last game.
And it’s fitting the last Kobe XI delivered will be called the Eulogy.
Time to mourn the loss of one of our generations great…but save the tears.
Father time may have grounded the Mamba, but these new cleats are so fresh it’s not about drawing the last of the venom or ageing like a fine vino. From it’s snake skin texture to the deep purple look for the golden moment of the Laker legends twilight.
These low top high sellers to be come weeks end are something to converse on. Chuck would be proud of these tailor made Nikes that are as intricately beautiful as each individual stitch in the shoe and moment and memory of the timeline of the career of the feet running in them. Sure when it comes to this game, whether the sport itself or the sneakers that strides through it no one is touching the air of the greatest Michael Jordan. Still the closest to M.J. in talent, Kobe is also competing with his legendary Air Jordan brand with his own revolutionary kicks by Nike.
These new signatures from Shaq’s former sidekick, come man in the middle in his own right retail at around $200, but just imagine the eBay fees they would fetch if you managed to get Bean’s Hancock autographed on this perfect pair?
The Eulogy is the fitting testament tribute to the man whose about to walk away from this game straight through to the corridors of the Hall of Fame. Ok, lets calm down, Kobe ain’t dying, but a little bit of the soul of this great game will be when the most competitive heart that has beat a basketball since number 23 takes his last shot. When his time comes and the buzzer rings out please be upstanding and remove your hats like pregame anthems for this national treasure. And if you are good enough to wear a suit for the event, make sure you rock the Eulogies with that black tie…
…and check the blacktop heel like his summer surprise at the Rucker for the numbers 8 and 24. Now in his rafter ascension which engraving should make the epitath?