It was a significant loss after the devastating death of Kobe Bryant that passed away in January. The legacy is still and forever be echoing throw his legendary life, fans, and remarkable achievements. Spalding decided to release the Kobe Bryant Limited-Edition Spalding Basketball with the known Bryant’s career colors purple, yellow, black, and white. Beneath the alternating white and black panels, the ball textured with a mamba snakeskin pattern that symbolizes balance. “strength and weakness, physical and mental toughness, and #8 and #24.” The embossed Kobe Bryant signature stays the same in every ball, but the pattern of purple and gold is unique to each individual basketball, so there are no two alike.