"Most Improved Player in the League, I really want to win that award."
The sneaker was originally created for the FIBA World Championship Tournament and Kobe's national team participation.
Nike will have 10 days to decide whether or not they will match the offer.
The Charlotte Hornets made headlines this year by hiring the first Hispanic full-time coach in NBA history in James Borrego.
The retired NBA star and his team of partners created a company focused on selling body care products geared towards athletes.