LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Definitive Authentic and Shopify, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns will auction his one-of-a-kind Nike Kobe 4 Protro sneakers at DevinBookerAuction.com with sign up for access to the auction beginning today.
These are the exact sneakers worn by Devin in the closeout game 6 against the Lakers in the first round of the 2021 Western Conference playoffs, his standout performance in the Western Conference finals scoring his first triple double against the LA Clippers, and in the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks. Influenced by Devin's close relationship with Kobe Bryant, the sneakers are memorable for featuring Devin's handwritten tribute to Kobe with the message of "Be Legendary."
"…Be Legendary, that's a reminder, a reminder to me even without that reminder it crosses my mind at least 2-3 times a day." Devin Booker
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Devin and his Nike Kobe 4 Protro sneakers with the handwritten "Be Legendary" message will be featured as the cover illustration for the NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, dropping September 9, 2022. [click here to watch trailer]
Auction includes Devin Booker's "Be Legendary" Nike Kobe 4 Protro sneakers featuring:
Right sneaker handwritten messaging: "Be Legendary", Devin Booker (signature) #1, Close Out vs. LAL, 47 pts 11r 3a
Left sneaker handwritten messaging: "Be Legendary", #mambamentality, Devin Booker (signature) #1, "6/3/21"
Includes yellow Nike Air box with clear plastic bag featuring the Phoenix Suns logo, and printed tissue paper with printing that reads, "1. Philadelphia 2. Toronto 3. Vancouver 4. Milwaukee 5. Minnesota 6. Boston 7. Los Angeles 8. New Jersey 9. Dallas 10. Indiana 11. Oakland 12. Cleveland 13. Charlotte"
Devin Booker / Definitive Authentic Certificate of Authenticity
The website and auction experience is powered by Shopify, a platform that helps entrepreneurs around the world build online businesses, making these iconic sneakers accessible for anyone to bid on. To sign up for access to the auction, visit the official auction site DevinBookerAuction.com. The official auction will begin accepting bids on September 22, 2022, ending on September 29th
Devin Booker was born in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents Veronica Gutierrez and Melvin Booker. His father exposed Devin to basketball at an early age, as Melvin played professionally both in the NBA and overseas. In his early teen years, Devin Booker spent time in the summer in Italy, where Melvin had been playing for Olimpia Milano. Booker also has a brother, Davon Wade, and a sister, Mya Powell. With the Suns, Booker has pledged to donate $2.5 million over a five-year span to his charity "Devin Booker Starting Five," which is dedicated to impacting the lives of Arizona youth and families in need. You can follow Booker on Twitter (@DevinBook) and Instagram (@dbook).
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