2002 LeBron High School Sneakers Gifted by KobeInvest Now
$180,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$10Initial Offering Share Price
05/2021Initial Offering Date
As the hottest high school prospect in NBA history, every game was a pivotal one for LeBron James. But in February 2002, the junior’s face-off with top senior prospect Carmelo Anthony was frenzied even by LeBron’s standards. Before the game, LeBron had the opportunity to meet Kobe Bryant. The Lakers star was in the midst of his third-straight championship season and took an interest in the 17-year-old kid, gifting him Rally’s #LJKOBE, a pair of custom Adidas Kobe sneakers. LeBron wore #LJKOBE as he scored 36 points in front of more than 11,000 fans.
“I think my most fond moment is he gave me his shoes when I was in high school”— LeBron James / On Bryant Gifting him
Kobe Bryant is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LeBron Raymone James is born in Akron, Ohio.
Named USA Today National Player of the Year, Bryant finishes his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in the history of southeastern Pennsylvania basketball.
Bryant is selected 13th overall in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets out of Lower Merion High School, and is quickly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for center Vlade Divac.
The Lakers repeat as NBA Champions, after beating the 76ers in a five-game series.
James wears #LJKOBE, which Bryant had gifted him the previous night. James scores 36 in a match-up against future NBA colleague Carmelo Anthony.
James is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. They dub him “The Chosen One.”
Kobe and the Lakers three-peat as NBA Championship after sweeping the Nets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers draft LeBron James with the first pick in the NBA Draft.
In an afternoon game in Los Angeles, James and Bryant battle to the final seconds of the fourth quarter. LeBron’s 41 points help the Cavaliers come away with the win 98-95 despite Kobe scoring 33 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists.
The Los Angeles Lakers sign James to a four-year, $154 million deal.
At 41 years old, Kobe is among nine people who die in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
The Lakers top the Heat in the NBA Championship during the first season since Bryant’s passing.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #LJKOBE and offer it on the Rally platform.
#LJKOBE features the “Mamba” silhouette on the insoles as well as an American flag themed colorway, designed to honor the victims of the September 11th attacks the previous year. #LJKOBE was mentioned by James to ESPN, explaining that Bryant gave him a pair of shoes that he wore the following night: “I was a [size] 15 and he was a 14, and I wore them anyway, and I sat and just talked to him for a bit. He gave me the shoes and I rocked them in the game.”Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$10.00|
|Number of Shares||18,000|
|Team||St. Vincent-St. Mary High School|
|Memorabilia Type||Game Worn Sneakers|
|Primary Color||Blue Stars|
|Secondary Color||Red and White Stripes|