LeBron James’ fondest Kobe Bryant moment was when Kobe gifted LeBron his limited edition sneakers, a moment that LeBron still cherishes.
Shoes are something that fans and players are equally crazy about. A lot of times players also release/wear special edition sneakers that fans love collecting
On 11 September 2001, the world witnessed one of the deadliest terrorist attacks (9/11) in America. Following the tragic event, the NBA decided to pay tribute to the individuals and families affected by the incident.
American-flag themed shoes in NBA
The NBA players were asked to wear a patch of the American Flag on their team jerseys to extend support to the nation. Kobe Bryant decided to go a step further as Adidas designed an American-flag themed sneaker that Kobe wore in 2001-02 NBA season in addition to the jersey. The shoes were a rare collection as only 30 pairs were out there and were one of the rarest things of Late Kobe Bryant.
Audi TT inspired the shoes that Kobe wore to extend support to the victims of 9/11. The Kobe 2 “USA FLAG” design attracted the whole world toward its American flag print.
How LeBron James got to own those rare Kobe Bryant sneakers?
LeBron was spotted playing in the same pair of shoes in 2002 against Oak hill. But the question arose as to where LeBron got those shoes? As it turned out, it was later discovered that Kobe himself gave James those rare sneakers.
In honor of the 4th or July, never forget when Kobe Bryant said he’d choose LeBron James if he were to play alongside anybody in the NBA 🇺🇸👀
The bond between these two on and off the court at the Olympics was awesome! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/p8cLKSVD73
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) July 4, 2020
In the early 2000s, LeBron was a decorated high school basketball player and when James met Kobe in an all-star game in Philadelphia, the pair was hand over to James by Kobe.
Talking about the same with ESPN LeBron James said: “ I think my most fond moment is he gave me his shoes when I was in high school”. James further added that “ I think I was playing in a tournament in Teaneck, New Jersey, and they were playing in the  All-Star game in Philly. And I had an opportunity to go meet him, and he gave me a pair of his shoes, and I actually wore them in a game against Oak Hill, against Melo [Carmelo Anthony], actually”.