This basketball is the perfect tribute to Kobe Bryant.
It still feels surreal that Kobe Bryant passed away this year. Kobe and his daughter Gianna were tragically killed in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of seven others. Months later, fans are still shaken up about it all and continue to produce tributes in his honor. After all, Kobe is one of the best basketball players to ever live and inspired millions to pick up a basketball and try out the sport for themselves.
Now, Kobe is receiving a tribute in the form of a limited edition Spalding basketball. As you can see in the tweet below, the ball features a snakeskin covering which plays into his "Black Mamba" nickname. The ball features his signature and will go on sale as of Monday, June 15th.
Considering the ball is limited edition, don't expect to be able to cop it with ease. Something likes this is going to sell out in mere seconds so be sure to stay on top of things come Monday. The real Kobe fans are certainly going to want this to add to their collection of memorabilia.
Since his passing, numerous Kobe items have gone up for auction and they have fetched thousands of dollars. While the ball won't be going for as much, it will still carry quite a bit of sentimental value.