Anyone can argue that Kobe Bryant is the closest thing we'll ever see to Michael Jordan... That's not what I'm here for. I'm here to showcase one of my favorite PE's in existence: the Air Jordan VIII's personally made for the Black Mamba.
I took these photos about a decade ago during the old SoleCollector shoe competitions. I remember freaking out because it was the first time I was able to see these rare gems in person. They belonged to @BALLINTWN at the time, and unfortunately I was not able to obtain them when they were shortly up on the market several years ago. This particular pair was game worn by Kobe himself, and signed with his old signature (number 8 included).
This photo above from the 02-03 NBA season has always been a personal favorite of mine... "Passing The Torch" anyone?