Throughout his 18-year career, Kobe Bryant has picked up a long list of endorsers to help expand his brand outside of the basketball court. It appears Bryant is in talks to add one more company to sponsor.
According to Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac, Bryant might be looking to become a spokesman for Apple after meeting with their Senior Vice President of Design Thursday:
An Apple tipster sent in an image of Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant with his wife Vanessa today on Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. The pair met with Jony Ive’s team according to the tipster and the scuttlebutt is that the meeting centered around upcoming products
It is possible the meeting was to discuss potential product designs that integrate Nike products with Apple software as Bryant already represents Nike.
As he enters the end of his playing days, Bryant looks to take on the world business, even launching his own company, Kobe Inc. in March. If the speculation holds true, Bryant would be partners with one of the most influential businesses today. It should be noted that LeBron James currently acts as a Samsung endorser. Bryant’s potential ties to Apple might add more to the media’s debate over the two future Hall Of Famers.
Here is the photo of Kobe Bryant at Apple’s campus: