Drake showed off his huge Kobe Bryant shoe collection on what would have been the late basketball star’s birthday.
The singer shared a video seemingly filmed in his Toronto mansion of his Bryant sneaker collection, alongside the words “Kobe Day”; Bryant would have turned 42 on August 23.
The collection included his Kobe 5 Preludes, worth around $1,600, as well as multiple versions of the Kobe 8s.
Drake showing off his Kobe collection 👟 🐍
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 24, 2020
A huge Bryant fan Drake also paid tribute to the L.A. Lakers legend by having a No. 8 and No. 24 in his home basketball court, as previously seen in a social media clip.
Drake really put up Kobe numbers in his in home basketball court… 8 | 24 💜💛 Kobe legacy forever 🐐 pic.twitter.com/UsPfudUg0R
— (Raquel) KOBE 🖤🐍 (@SOULbeautifulme) March 17, 2020
Bryant, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers died in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26.
Bryant’s wife Vanessa also shared a heartbreaking note on Instagram to mark the sportsman’s birthday.
“I wish I could wake up from this horrible nightmare,” Vanessa, who is also mom to 17-year-old Natalia, three-year-old Bianka and one-year-old Capri, shared. “I wish I could surprise our girls and welcome you and Gigi home to us. I’m mad I didn’t go first. I always wanted to go first so that I selfishly didn’t have to feel this heartache. You were supposed to miss me. Gigi was supposed to be here with her sisters. It should’ve been me.”