Kobe Bryant won five NBA Championships during his storied 19-year career. Three of those came with Shaquille O'Neal, but when they parted ways, the next two came with Pau Gasol taking over at the center.
However, there was one more thing present at the court with Kobe at the time of these achievements and that's his sneakers. Kobe has played in signature shoes from both Nike and Adidas and here's what he picked to win his NBA titles...
In 2000, Kobe won his first NBA championship wearing his fourth signature Adidas shoe, The Kobe. Wearing these, he led the Lakers to victory against the Indiana Pacers in six games.
The following season, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals in five games. He once again, donned The Kobe, for the second straight time to win an NBA Championship.
Adidas had released the Kobe 2 by now, yet Kobe seemed to have found 'The Kobe' a lucky charm for him. He swept the 2002 NBA championship, once again wearing those, against the New Jersey Nets.
By the time Kobe got to his fourth NBA championship in 2009, he was now a Nike-sponsored athlete. So, he wore the Nike Zoom Kobe IV while defeating the Orlando Magic in five games.
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His fifth NBA championship held a lot of significance for Kobe Bryant. Not only because it was his last but also because it was against the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers' long-time rivals. Kobe and Co. took seven games to defeat them but he wore the Kobe V while doing so.