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Kobe Signs Kicks for LeBron

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

Kobe Bryant has chosen his way of saying farewell to the next generation of young superstars, as LeBron James became the latest to receive a pair of signed shoes from the Lakers icon.

After the two faced one another in Cleveland on Wednesday, Bryant autographed his game-worn kicks for James, who had recalled to the media the day before when Bryant gave him shoes as a teenager.

James was in Teaneck, New Jersey, for a high school tournament when he got the chance to meet Bryant, who had traveled to Philadelphia — about a two-hour drive away — for the 2002 All-Star Game. On that day, he gave the 17-year-old James a pair of sneakers that he would later wear against Carmelo Anthony in a meeting between two of the nation's top high school programs.

Bryant has also given shoes this year to the likes of Paul George, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

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