As I posted earlier, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are much closer than people know.  Prior to Bryant’s last game in Cleveland, he shared the “most important” advice he gave to a young James before he entered the league.  Their friendship began that day when Bryant gave James a pair of shoes and Bryant said farewell last night by giving James another pair of shoes.

Bryant has been saying farewell to the next generation of young superstars by giving them a pair of his sneakers.  He’s done so with Paul George, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.

James was the latest as he received Bryant’s game-worn sneakers which Kobe also autographed.

*photos in gallery above*

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