A History of Kobe Bryant Playing in Reebok Iversons

Sep 24, 2019 | Ian Stonebrook |

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Earlier today, we found out that the Reebok Question Kobe Bryant PE from the Laker legend’s famed sneaker free agency season will release for the first time.

Who debuted this surprise? None other than Allen Iverson himself.

While Bubba Chuck and the Black Mamba have a great rivalry and respect now in retirement, such was on full display during the 2002-03 season as Kobe laced up both the Reebok Question and Reebok Answer IV made famous by AI in player exclusive form.

See the tale of the tape below.

Kobe Bryant in his Reebok Question PE

+ Sporting home hues, this Reebok Question PE for Kobe Bryant donned a bright yellow suede toe box with matching branding and Hexalite cushioning

+ This colorways is going to return for the first time in retro form

Kobe Bryant in the Reebok Question

+ Upon its debut in the fall of 1996, the Reebok Question proved an instant classic remaining on shelves season after season in the early 00s

+ This White/Grey pair was a general release that launched on Eastbay and in select stores alongside a slew of shades

Kobe Bryant in his Reebok Question PE

+ This “Purple Toe” PE for Kobe carried the same suede styling seen on AI’s famed “Red Toe” pair

+ Packer Shoes teamed up with Reebok to unarchive this classic alongside LeBron’s SVSM PE

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Kobe Bryant in the Reebok Question (photo by Andrew D. Bernstein via Getty Images)

+ The Reebok Question was heavily inspired by Allen Iverson’s love of the Air Jordan 11 while at Georgetown

+ This White/Black general release pair proves such, worn by Bryant who also laced the “Concord” 11s as a free agent

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Kobe Bryant in the Reebok Question (photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant via Getty Images)

+ It’s safe to say that Reebok sent a big box of Questions to LA

+ This Black/Silver pair is a general release though striking similar to the $65,000 Reebok Question

Kobe Bryant in his Reebok Answer IV PE

+ Of the times, Kobe Bryant also laced up the Reebok Answer IV of which AI wore against him in the Finals the previous season

+ A home-based PE pair was heavy on white with slight purple contrasts appearing on the outsole, branding and eyelets

Kobe Bryant in his Reebok Answer IV PE

+ Much more bold, this Reebok Answer IV PE was heavy on purple and near identical in blocking to AI’s on court favorites

+ Like the “Purple Toe” Questions, this PE eventually got the retail treatment as a retro years later

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