Though Kobe Bryant has no personal ties to the University of Oregon, it's a family affair anytime Nike's preeminent school is involved in a major event.

Before playing for a spot in the National Championship Game, the Ducks were visited by the Mamba, who came bearing gifts. The team received Bryant's new Kobe A.D. NXT sneakers in volt, complete with custom packaging and collectible pins.

The Kobe A.D. NXT releases stateside this Saturday, Apr. 1, the same day Oregon plays North Carolina in the Final Four.

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