Adidas sues Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa after Nike Fallout

Believe it or not, Kobe has an audience that only grew bigger after the tragic death of the Los Angeles Lakers legend in a helicopter crash last year, which also claimed his life. daughter Gigi Bryant and seven other people.

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While his relationship with his fans remains stronger than ever, the same can’t be said for the sneaker brands he has worked with. But it looks like a reconciliation is set to take place between the Bryant family and Adidas after Vanessa Bryant publicly thanked them for giving them tons of their wares.

The break with Adidas

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EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – APRIL 30, 2013. Kobe Bryant speaks to reporters after his exit interview with the Lakers on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the team’s training center in El Segundo. (Photo by Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

When Kobe entered the league in 1996, he signed a deal with Adidas and replaced them throughout his rookie season. He even received his first signature shoe the following year, which made his NBA playoff debut in 2000. But for unknown reasons, he became desperate to get out of his contract and paid $ 8 million for it. get away with it whereby he became a free agent in the sneaker world for an entire season.

He tried out different brands and eventually settled with Nike, who he continued to work with until his death last year. What we do know is that something major happened with Adidas that Bryant suddenly wanted to leave. He even refused to give an interview to a reporter just because he was wearing Adidas clothes. Yes, that’s how bitter their relationship had become.

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Is a patch with Adidas in the books for Kobe Bryant?

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NBA MVP Kobe Bryant (right) and his wife Vanessa Bryant (left). (Photo by Mathew Imaging / WireImage)

A relationship that continued for nearly two decades came to an abrupt end when the succession of Kobe and Nike failed to reach consensus on a new deal. Rumor has it that his estate was quite unhappy that Kobe’s belongings were barely in stock after his death. Hence the inevitable rupture.

Since then, his estate has not so far attached the name of the Lakers legend to any other brand. But now that his wife, Vanessa Bryant, has posted a video of everything Adidas has given them, it looks like the two could come together. Looks like the brand is doing everything it can to woo the Bryant family.

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Regardless of which brand Kobe’s name is linked with, they will receive a lot of love and support from fans. And Kobe’s legacy will live on.

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