Established in 1904 in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchell & Ness is one of the oldest sporting goods companies producing authentic throwback sports apparel, replica jerseys, fitted & snapback hats, and branded clothing.
The latest exclusive drop pays homage to two of Kobe Bryant’s greatest seasons on the Los Angeles Lakers. The first drop pays tribute to Bryant’s inaugural ‘96-’97 season. While the ‘08-’09 drop pays tribute to one of Bryant’s best season with the Los Angeles Lakers, where they went on to win the NBA Finals defeating Orlando Magic 4-1.
The 1996 NBA Draft class goes down in history as one of the best rookie classes. Bryant was drafted during the first round, pick 13 to the Charlotte Hornets, but was shortly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant quickly went one to cement his place in the league as the 18-year-old shooting guard rookie soon became one of the greatest players in the league. The ‘96-’97 Home Jersey comes in the signature Laker’s yellow colorway with purple accents and the number eight with Bryant listed on the back. The ‘96-’97 Road Jersey comes in the opposite colorway with a purple jersey and yellow accents with the number eight and Bryant listed on the back.
During the ‘08-’09 season, the Lakers secured their fifteenth NBA championship and their 20th NBA Finals’ appearance. Bryant was on fire this season, averaging just under 27 points per game and winning co-MVP during the NBA All-Star game with Shaquille O’Neal. The ‘08-’09 Home jersey is in the Laker’s signature yellow colorway with purple accents, the number 24 listed on the back and Bryant listed on the back of the jersey. The ‘08-’09 Road Finals Jersey comes in the iconic Laker’s purple with yellow accounts, with number 24 and Bryant listed on the back.
To shop the latest exclusive Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant apparel, click here.