PHOTO: The shoes Kobe Bryant will wear as he passes Michael Jordan are amazing

It’s going to be a special night for Kobe Bryant.

With just 9 more points, Bryant will pass his idol, Michael Jordan, in all-time points scored in the NBA. Moving past MJ will put Kobe at third all-time in the history of the league.

So, seeing as it’s a special occasion, the Black Mamba needed to wear some special kicks for tonight’s game.

Here’s a look at Bryant’s Nikes, courtesy of the NBA’s official Twitter account:

[tweet https://twitter.com/NBA/status/544268437305167872]

Most of Kobe’s shoes look great, but these are a little more special than his usual kicks. Maybe it’s the gold? Whatever it is, these shoes will likely be a prized possession of Bryant’s for many years to come.

Written by Ross Pickering

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