If you aren’t down with the Swoosh, then good luck trying to get your non-Nike sneakers signed by the Black Mamba.
Following last night’s 60-point game from Kobe Bryant, his teammate Nick Young asked Kobe to sign his adidas shoes. Kobe looked at him as if he asked a stupid question, grabbed the adidas shoes and threw them Three Stripes right in the trash for another Swoosh.
Nick Young said Kobe threw his Adidas in the trash & wouldn't sign them. Told Young to go get some Nike's for him to sign.
— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) April 14, 2016
While there were reports that Kobe Bryant said he’d give sneakers to anyone who had the balls to ask, but if you do have the balls you better make sure you’re down with the Swoosh and specially not team Three Stripes.
UPDATE: Here is a video of Nick Young talking about Kobe throwing his adidas shoes in the trash. Go to the 4:00 minute mark.