Lakers honor Kobe Bryant with custom socks in win vs. Warriors
The Los Angeles Lakers honored Kobe Bryant by wearing custom Stance socks with his number and likeness during their 112–95 win against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.
Baxter Holmes of ESPN reports that this is the first time an NBA franchise has worn a piece of equipment to honor an active player.
The team will only be wearing the socks sporting Bryant’s number 24 on them. The other two designs are available for purchase by fans.
The game socks are gold and purple, with the number two on the right sock and four on the left sock.
Bryant, who will retire following this season, has been honored by teams across the NBA. Since being drafted in 1996, Bryant has won five NBA championships, been named NBA MVP (2008) and voted into 18 NBA All-Star Games.
Los Angeles’s victory marked the biggest upset in NBA history by win percentage difference. L.A. entered the game at 12–51 (.190) while Golden State was an NBA-leading 55–5 (.917).