Before there was even a thought of the Air Jordan “Kobe” Pack releasing, and the subsequent disappointment when it didn’t, there was the one and only pair of the Air Jordan 3 made exclusively for Kobe Bryant during the 2002-03 NBA season. That pair, produced on November 26, 2002 in Bryant’s size 14, recently made its way onto eBay.
The auction closed with one bidder eventually capturing the pair for a cool $30,400 USD. The shoes are labeled as a “Home White” colorway, of course rendered in white with Lakers purple and gold as secondary shades. Bryant wore them during games against the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, respectively.
Take a look at the pair below and let’s collectively keep hope alive that one day the “Kobe” pack will see the light of day. Next year is the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 3. All-Star Weekend is in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant is also in Los Angeles. Maybe?