‘Kobe And Nike Are Done’ After Bryant’s Estate Reportedly Declined To Renew Contract

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It could be the end of an era in the sneaker world.

On Monday ESPN’s Nick DePaula and the Athletic’s Shams Charania both reported that Kobe Bryant’s estate had declined to renew their contract with Nike and are free to negotiate with other brands.

Update: Nike released has released a statement on the Bryant estate’s decision to not renew their contract.

It’s currently unclear as to why Bryant’s estate declined to renew their contract with Nike but reports circulated last year that revealed the late NBA superstar was considering starting his own independent brand prior to his death.

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