Los Angeles LakersstarKobe Bryant has gotten one impressive retirement gift from Michael Jordan.
The Jordan Brand gave Bryant a full set of the sneakers released so far in the Air Jordan line -- 30 pairs in all. The gift was presented early Saturday at the Jordan Brand All-Star party, which Bryant attended.
"The Jordan Brand is about more than basketball, it's about leaving a legacy and honoring those who have left a legacy," Jordan Brand president Larry Miller said. "Tonight the brand was able to honor one of the game's great players and the legacy he created."
Included in the set are purple-and-gold versions of the Air Jordan III and Air Jordan VIII -- the two shoes that Bryant wore during the 2002-03 season.
Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who is retiring after this season, received the 30 pairs of white shoes in his size 14.
An alternate set of shoes -- in black, also size 14 -- is being auctioned off on eBay for charity with an opening bid of $100,000. The auction ends Sunday at noon ET.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Michael Jordan gives full set of Air Jordans to Kobe Bryant