Kobe “Jelly Bean Jr.” Bryant is on the verge of passing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorers list. Over the course of his career, Kobe Bryant has scorched the scorers column on the stat sheet, filling it up in signature shoes from both adidas and Nike.
What may surprise some readers is that for the better portion of one season, Kobe was getting buckets in Air Jordans. A sneaker free agent in 2002-03, the Black Mamba wore a wide variety of Mikes, ranging from performance favorites to ultra-rare PEs. So, just how many of Kobe’s soon to be 32, 292 points came in Air Jordans? We did the research and the math to provide a better idea of just that.
Worn: 8 Times
Total Points: 289
Points Per Game: 36.1 PPG
After lacing up the “True Blue” Air Jordan 3s in the 2003 All-Star Game against MJ himself, JB showed Kobe love days later with an Air Jordan 3 PE on Valentine’s Day. Kobe proved particularly fond of this pair, lacing it up often at home during the course of the season and once in the playoffs.