Kobe Bryant Refused to Sign Nick Young's adidas Sneakers and Threw Them in the Trash


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While embarking on his farewell tour, Kobe Bryant made it easy for fellow players to get signed sneakers by packing as many as seven extra pairs during road games. Bryant went on record saying he'd give autographed kicks to anyone who asked, but it sounds like there's at least one exception.

Lakers shooting guard and recent adidas signeeNick Young said he asked Kobe to sign his adidas sneakers last night. Instead of politely declining, Swaggy P said Kobe actually threw his kicks in the trash, making it known that he would only sign Nike products. 

"The fact that he threw my adidas and didn't sign my adidas, I was a little disappointed in that," Young said. "I think he threw my shoes in the trash, but yeah, that's Kobe for you... He told me to go get some Nikes, he's not signing no adidas."

This isn't the only recent Kobe-related drama between the Swoosh and the Three Stripes, either. Last night, former Nike employee and current adidas designer Marc Dolce was ridiculed by two Nike VPs after posting his own #MambaDay tribute.

You can watch Young talk about the incident here at around the four-minute mark. 

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