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Michael Jordan gives full set of Air Jordans to Kobe Bryant

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.

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