Player: Kobe Bryant
Year: 1997

Jelly Bean Jr. made a name for himself at the coming-of-age party known as the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The then-rookie was a fresh-faced 18-year old with a shaved head and bench splinters. Primed for the spotlight, The Brand with Three Stripes laced him in a purple PE of his first shoe, the adidas EQT Elevation. Kobe came home with the hardware, but adidas never came out with this true one-time exclusive.