Michael Jordan gave Kobe Bryant a very impressive retirement gift on Saturday. He gifted him a full set of all sneakers released thus far in the Air Jordan line. That's 30 pairs of sneakers.
Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant a full set of Air Jordans as his retirement gift https://t.co/as0a25Xqqo
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Jordan Brand President Larry Miller says the gift was presented "to honor one of the game's great players and the legacy that he created."
Michael Jordan presented the gift at the Jordan Brand All-Star party.
In addition to the lavish set of Air Jordans Michael Jordan gave Kobe Bryant, he donated another set to be auctioned off on eBay, with the proceeds benefitting a charity.
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The first bid on the donated set was $100,000. The proceeds will go to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. Its aim is to benefit children and their families in a variety of ways.
Do you remember when Michael Jordan first introduced Air Jordans back in 1984? That was the year Nike signed Michael Jordan to a five-year endorsement contract, after he was chosen in the draft to play for the Chicago Bulls.
What do you suppose Kobe Bryant thinks of his gift from Michael Jordan? He was called the "Michael Jordan of our era" in a recent sports report.
Kyle Lowry says Kobe Bryant is "the Michael Jordan of our era." pic.twitter.com/Na6vZNvCKv
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