Following the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, Kobe Bryant paid tribute to the individuals and families affected by wearing a special USA flag-inspired make-up of his adidas Kobe Two on opening night of the 01-02 season.

Though the Kobe Two was a pretty polarizing model, the 'USA' colorway is one of adidas most collectible shoes, because of what it represents and its extreme rarity. Although, a certain high school phenom from the Akron area was able to get his hands on a pair.

On this 13th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we remember the innocent victims whose lives were lost.

A look back at Kobe's sneaker salute below:

adidas Kobe Two USA Flag (1)

adidas Kobe Two USA Flag (2)

adidas Kobe Two USA Flag (3)