Kobe Bryant has been compared to Michael Jordan his entire career, and while most players might crack under that pressure, Bryant has embraced it and even admitted to studying Jordan's game. Bryant has more than created his own legacy with Nike, but before he inked an official deal with the Swoosh in 2003, he actually wore a number of Air Jordans on the court, including the III and VIII. To honor Bryant's final season in the NBA, Jordan Brand just announced that it will be blessing him with exclusive Air Jordans in white Lakers colorways of models 1 to XXX.
While the set of white colorways is exclusive to Bryant, there's also a black collection in alternate Lakers colorways that will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Jordan Brand Wings charity. The auction will run for only one day starting February 13 at 12 p.m. EST. Classy move for Jordan Brand to honor one of MJ's best students, and one of the game's all-time greats.