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    2001 Kobe Bryant NBA Finals Clinching Game Worn & Signed Sneakers - Photo Matched! Even as a teenager Kobe Bryant relished the opportunity of taking the big shot. His first excursion into the NBA's second season ended horribly as he tossed up four air balls and the Lakers lost to Utah. One thing was certain about the eventual five-time NBA champion, he had the guts when the stage was its biggest. The 2001 NBA Finals turned out to be Bryant's time to shine. Shaq and Kobe's Lakers cruised to the championship in five games.

    Bryant wore these "Adidas size 14" shoes when he tasted championship champagne for the second time in his career. Following the Game 5 clincher, Kobe personally gifted the offered kicks to a shoe store owner in the Pittsburgh area where they remained until now. The style of shoe matches up to the ones Kobe wore during the series. They also match up to the iconic photo of him cradling the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the locker room. A size label is applied inside both shoes which reveals a manufacturer's date of 08/00. Game wear is light, apropos for a single game's use. Bryant signed the sides of both shoes in thick silver paint pen. Letter of provenance from consignor. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication. LOA from Resolution Photomatching.


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