There's Mr. Miyagi and there's Daniel-San. Without the former, the latter cannot exist, but both parties desperately need each other to coexist.
It's the same case for Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, two nominees for the greatest NBA players ever to play the game. Here, Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, is the architect whom Bryant studied tactfully and patented his game after (with five rings of his own to show for it).
Having recently retired with hopes of starting anew in venture capitalism, The Black Mamba gets commemorated by Jordan Brand with the mass release of a sneaker that was initially a PE sample that appeared back in 2010. The Air Jordan 9 "Kobe Bryant" features a white leather upper with a purple patent leather mudguard. Subtle yellow accents on the tongue, heel and Jumpman on the sole maintain the sneaker's Los Angeles Lakers-centric colorway.
Stadium Goods Link: Air Jordan 9 "Kobe Bryant"
Style: 302370 121
Colors: White/Tour Yellow-Concord
Release Date: November 19, 2016