Kobe Bryant's recent practice of giving away his worn sneakers to fellow Nike athletes after games is nothing new. In the video here, Chris Paul describes getting a pair from the Lakers legend in 2007.
"When he broke the record against us in New Orleans it took a lot of pride in me, but I asked him for them shoes after the game," Paul says. "'Hey man would you sign those shoes for me so I could auction them off in my foundation?'"
Paul then admits that the sneakers never made it to the planned charity auction.
"Them shoes still in the crib."
The record Paul refers to is Bryant's 2007 streak of four consecutive games of 50 points or more, which put him second only to Wilt Chamberlain in that category. Bryant wore the Nike Kobe 2 during the Lakers' win over the Hornets on March 23, 2007, that Paul talks about in the video.