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According to our consignor, "In 1998, Kobe Bryant starred in a Sprite commercial I executive-produced as part of his deal as an endorser of the Official Soft Drink of the NBA. That commercial was a remake that paid tribute to the famous basketball court scene in the seminal 1983 hip-hop film Wild Style, which celebrated its 15th anniversary the year the commercial was made. Kobe’s scene featured Tim Duncan, Missy Elliott, and hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz and Prince Whipper Whip — both of whom were in the original 1983 production. The spot garnered much pop culture attention and the campaign is ranked #9 by Complex Magazine on their list of the 50 Greatest Rap Commercials."

Following production, Kobe signed this offered L.A. Lakers shooting shirt on-set for executive producer of the Sprite ad [our consignor]. The bulky gold home warm-up is tagged by Nike and comes in size XXL. Kobe has autographed the front "To Lamar, Best Wishes, Kobe 8" in black sharpie (8/10 strength and 9'10 eye appeal). The snap-button top and trim pattern around the collar, sleeves and tail matches the late 1990's style. The reverse is blank as were all of these generic team warm-ups/shooting shirts at that time. Based on the Nike tagging, it appears this was a store-bought Lakers warm-up/shooting shirt and not one issued to any particular player.

Includes LOA from PSA/DNA for the autograph and letter of provenance. Images posted of our consignor with Kobe as well as other Hip Hop stars of the era.

1998 Kobe Bryant Autographed L.A. Lakers Shooting Shirt Inscribed to Producer of Famous 98 Sprite Commercial – PSA/DNA LOA
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,291
Number Bids:14
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