Ultimate Kobe Bryant Product Guide: Shoes, Gear, Memorabilia & More

Kobe Bryant
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Introduction

The late Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in the history of the NBA. We love the Black Mamba for his contributions to the game of basketball and his incredible legacy. Our product guide for Kobe covers everything we could find including shoes, jerseys, shirts, collectibles, sports cards, and autographed items. We will make regular updates as we come across other products that should make the list.

Basketball Shoes

Kobe’s line of Nike shoes were very popular during his career. You’ll still see many NBA players wearing his signature shoes as a tribute. We expect Nike will be releasing some new versions in the coming years to honour him.

Nike Men’s Kobe Mamba Focus Basketball Shoe 

These Kobe Bryant shoes, which made their debut in March 2019, feature TPU eyelets inspired by snake eyes. A perfect tribute to the Black Mamba. Plus, its Air Zoom unit helps cushion hard landings on the hardwood. You will enjoy excellent protection and comfort with these kicks. The Nike Mamba Focus is available in a number of great colorways.

Nike Mamba Rage Men’s Basketball Shoe

If you want to dominate the opposition on the court, try the Nike Mamba Rage on for size. The flyweave upper construction supports your feet and provides a compact fit. The lunarlon midsole foam and micro tread traction ramps up your performance and traction. This shoe also comes in a ton of different colors.

Los Angeles Lakers ISlide Tonal Pop Slide Sandals - Black

There’s no better way to kick back and relax than with these LA Lakers slides. Whether you wear these to practice, the beach, or at the mall, they are a cool way to represent the purple and gold. While not specifically branded for Kobe, we love islide products and will add a Kobe pair here when they are back in stock.

Jerseys

Perhaps no other product category shows off your loyalty for Kobe Bryant than jerseys. When you wear KB24’s LA Lakers jersey, it shows everybody you’re a Black Mamba die-hard.

Kobe Bryant Lower Merion High School Basketball Jersey

Re-live Kobe Bryant’s phenomenal high school basketball career with the Lower Merion Aces with this jersey. High school Kobe jerseys are hard to find but are a cool option that only his true fans will recognize.

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness 1996-97 Hardwood Classics Authentic Player Jersey - Purple

Kobe Bryant donned Los Angeles Lakers Purple and Gold for the first time during his rookie season in 1996-97. No other vintage Kobe Bryant jersey gives you a better throwback look. If you want to represent his early days with the Lakers this is the perfect option.

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness Hardwood Classics 2008-09 Authentic Jersey - Gold

Represent the time when Kobe Bryant won his fourth title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 with this KB24 jersey. Its 100 percent polyester material, embroidered graphics, and mesh fabric provide you with the best sports apparel experience. This is another premium Kobe jersey for his long time fans.

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness 2008-09 Hardwood Classics Authentic Jersey - Purple

If you feel Los Angeles Lakers Purple looks better on you, try this Kobe Bryant jersey on for size. The dominant purple colour meshes excellently with the insane graphics. This is timeless sports apparel which looks good on any Black Mamba die-hard.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness 1996-97 Hardwood Classics Authentic Player Jersey - Gold 

While other Kobe Bryant jerseys provide you with excellent comfort and breathability, this home version from the mid-90s gives you a different feel. He used to wear this jersey during his early seasons making a name for himself at the Forum in Inglewood. It’s a great throwback to Kobe’s rookie year in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness Hardwood Classics 2009 NBA All-Star Game Authentic Jersey - White

Kobe Bryant played in 18 NBA All-Star Games. Reminisce about the 2009 game in this Kobe Bryant jersey. The Black Mamba started for the West and helped his team cruise to a 146-119 win in Phoenix.

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness 1996-97 Hardwood Classics Authentic Player Jersey - Royal

This item’s unique throwback flavour sets it apart from the other Kobe Bryant jerseys included in our list. When you rock this 100 percent polyester vintage jersey, you’ll feel you went back in time to the glory days of Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West.

Shirts and Fan Gear

Build your Kobe sports apparel collection with any of his t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, and socks. We found a ton of high quality Kobe gear to fit any need.

Kobe Bryant Tribute T-Shirt 

Pay tribute to the great Kobe Bryant in this 100 percent cotton t-shirt. The numbers eight and 24 on the front clearly tell others about your admiration for Kobe. This shirt comes in the short-sleeve (gold, navy, blue, purple, white,and black) and long-sleeve (black, blue, gold, navy, purple, and white) versions.

All Things Apparel Bryant #33 Lower Merion High School Men’s Basketball T-Shirt

Most Kobe Bryant shirts on the market reflect his professional basketball career with the Lakers. This one is the ultimate throwback to his high school days at Lower Merion in Philly.

Women’s Vintage Kobe Bryant Black Hoodie

Female fans of Kobe Bryant can pay tribute to Kobe in this simple yet stylish hoodie. When others see you decked out in this outerwear with “Mamba” and “24” on the front, they’ll know right away you bleed Lakers Purple and Gold.

Kobe Bryant Long Sports Crew Socks

Try matching these purple Kobe socks with your favourite jersey and shoes for the ultimate Black Mamba fan look. Not only can you rock these on the basketball court, but you can also wear them at the gym or anywhere you go.

Sports Cards

There’s no better way to show off your Kobe Bryant love than by purchasing and displaying one of his sports cards. His cards also represent a great investment opportunity, they are almost guaranteed to go up in value. It’s also a fun hobby and one of the best collectibles categories.

1996-97 Fleer Ultra Basketball Kobe Bryant Rookie Card # 52 

If you want to get a good start on your sports card collection, rookie versions are among the safest bets. Their value increases rapidly over time. Serious collectors consider Kobe rookie cards a treasure, so get yours today.

Gem Mint 10 Kobe Bryant Limited Edition 1996 Rookie Card 

This rookie card’s graphics are eye-catching. You can’t miss the Los Angeles Lakers Purple and Gold colours on the front. If you want a unique and cool design for your sports card collection, this is a safe bet.

1996-97 Fleer Basketball Kobe Bryant Rookie Card #203 

Fleer is one of the most popular sports card manufacturers and with good reason: it produces timeless products like this one. This rookie card from ‘96 (which shows a young Black Mamba stroking a jumper in Lucious Harris’ face) will give you a nice return on your investment.

Kobe Bryant Lot of 9 Mixed Basketball Trading Cards 

Can’t make up your mind as to which Kobe sports cards to buy? This product features an assortment of nine different officially-licensed NBA cards of Kobe from 2019 and earlier. This is the perfect gift for any Kobe Bryant fan.

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Upper Deck Nestle Rookie Card #CT22

Upper Deck is another big-name sports card manufacturer. It’s right up there with the likes of Fleer and Panini. Upper Deck captured a trademark Kobe Bryant moment in this sports card - nailing a buzzer beater or last second shot.

Gem Mint 10 Kobe Bryant Fleer 1996-97 23-Karat Gold Rookie Card 

Here’s your chance to include a 23-karat gold rookie card in your collection. The Black Mamba also wrote his signature on the card. This item is gold in more ways than one.

1996-97 Topps Kobe Bryant Lakers Rookie Card #138

Topps is another renowned sports card manufacturer. This rookie card shows him making a move to the basket against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. While this item is expensive, the long-term gains should be well worth it.

Collectibles

A Kobe Bryant product list is not complete without his collectibles. We’ve listed KB24 framed collages and plaques as well as bobbleheads and other items.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic 10.5” x 13” 60 Point Finale Sublimated Plaque

Kobe ended his NBA career with a bang: he scored 60 points in a 101-96 win over the visiting Utah Jazz on April 14, 2016. Even at 37 years of age, the Black Mamba was still firing on all cylinders. Relive that memorable night with this awesome sublimated plaque from Fanatics.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic 10.5” x 13” Third All-Time Scoring Sublimated Plaque

Kobe surpassed the great Michael Jordan as the third-leading scorer in NBA history when he scored 26 points in a 101-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 14, 2014. This plaque captures that unforgettable moment. Get a piece of Kobe history today.

Kobe Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic Framed 15” x 17” Final Game Collage

Can’t get enough of his 60-point performance in his final NBA game? This collage shows The Black Mamba about to make a move on the Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward at the top of the key. Its 15” x 17” dimension and “Laker for Life” motto in the background make it a great investment.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic Framed 10” x 30” Mamba Out Collage

You can now make Kobe's famous “Mamba Out” retirement phrase a permanent part of your wall with this eye-catching collage. Unlike other products of its kind, this one has an impressive set of graphics featuring KB24 in an array of different game action photos. It’s the perfect gift for any die-hard Kobe fan.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic Framed 15* x 17* 60 Point Finale Collage 

Among the 60-point game finale collages we found, this one arguably has the best graphics. The layout reminds us of those life-size NBA posters which were the craze during the 1980s.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic Framed 16” x 20* All-Star Game Commemorative Collage

Bring back memories of Kobe's 18 NBA All-Star Game appearances with this commemorative collage from Fanatics. The photo sequence clearly shows The Black Mamba evolving into a legendary baller.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Fanatics Authentic 10.5” x 13” Sublimated Player Plaque 

This Kobe Bryant sublimated player plaque resembles a giant version of a framed sports card. The photo shows Kobe sticking out his tongue like MJ. A great option for the wall of your office or home.

Fathead Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant Mural Wall Graphic

This product is yet another perfect gift idea for any of your friends or family members who are Kobe Bryant fanatics. Measuring 6” x 4”, this fathead is sure to get the attention.

Ming People Kobe Bryant Bobblehead 

This is one of the better Kobe bobbleheads we came across. They are hard to find and tend to sell out fast. If you're a Bobblehead collector make sure you check out guide to the best NBA Bobbleheads. 

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

This is the most popular Kobe Bryant book on Amazon. As of this writing, this sports autobiography has earned a five-star review from almost 5,000 readers. Published in the Fall of 2018, it’s a timeless Kobe Bryant collectible.

Sports Illustrated Special Kobe Bryant Tribute Issue January 2020

Sports Illustrated published a special Kobe Bryant issue in the aftermath of his tragic and untimely death in January 2020. Featuring Kobe’s infectious smile on the front cover, this is a must-have for any serious Black Mamba sports memorabilia collector.

Kobe Bryant: An Extraordinary Life  

Not to be outdone, the folks at ESPN also published their own tribute to the Black Mamba. This 96-page single issue magazine features eye-catching photography and excellent storytelling.

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 6” x 36” Steel Street Sign

Adorn your office walls or man cave with this Kobe steel street sign. Not only is this item made of 100 percent steel, but it’s also a great gift idea for the Kobe fan in your life.

Signed and Autographed Items 

Buying any of Kobe Bryant’s signed and autographed items puts you in elite company. The market for this category was cleaned out after The Black Mamba’s tragic death in January 2020. If you can get your hands a Kobe-signed item hold onto it for life. Some of the products listed below are replicas and much less expensive in price.

Framed Kobe Bryant Celebration Los Angeles Lakers Autograph Replica Print

During his stellar 20-year NBA career, Kobe won five NBA championships. Relive those moments with this autographed framed photograph in the aftermath of Game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals. On that night, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic for their 15th NBA title.

Steph Curry vs. Kobe Bryant Warriors/Lakers 8” x 10” Basketball Framed and Matted Photo with Engraved Autographs 

This framed photograph captures Kobe guarding one of the greatest shooters of his generation, the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry. While Kobe was a force on offence, he was also a premier defensive stopper, as proven by his nine NBA All-Defensive First Team selections.

Lakers Shaquille O’Neal & Kobe Bryant 8” x 10” Framed and Matted Basketball Photo with Engraved Autographs

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were the two pillars who led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles from 2000 to 2002. Relive those moments with this framed autographed photo: this one shows Kobe with a no-look pass to Shaq, who’s about to throw one down against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Autographed/Signed Signed Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Spalding Full Size FS Basketball PSA/DNA COA 

Perhaps there’s no better way to remember the late Kobe than with this autographed Spalding basketball from Hall of Fame Sports Memorabilia. You can clearly see KB24’s autograph scribbled in black sharpie ink in the middle.

Kobe Bryant Autographed Basketball Jersey - Framed Los Angeles Yellow Custom - Hand Signed & PSA Authenticated  

When you put together Kobe's signed Los Angeles Lakers jersey, signature, team logo, and action photos, you get the ultimate Black Mamba autographed sports memorabilia. Whether you give it away as a gift or hang it on the walls of your office or home, it will bring back memories of Kobe Bryant.

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