Opposing teams and on-court rivals have produced video tributes, highlight montages, and even dinners in honor of the Black Mamba. And then came the turn of apparel brands, who paid homage to the five-time NBA champion with some pretty cool gear.
For its part, Nike is reportedly slated to release a special edition colorway of Kobe's final signature basketball shoe (dubbed "Achilles Heel") for the Easter season. This comes on the heels of online leaks of similar versions for the LeBron XIII and Kyrie 2.
While it's yet to be confirmed, social media sneaker spoiler Dino Hatfield (a.k.a. @Baltsneakershow) took to Instagram to show what appears to be the Kobe XI "Easter." His caption was a blatant giveaway.
Those die-hard Italian Kobe fans might want to score some extra dough to get hold of this piece of basketball history.