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Kobe’s Estate Ends Nike Deal, Widow Files Trademarks for Footwear

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Kobe Bryant’s nearly two-decade partnership with Nike Inc. came to an end last week. Trademark filings by his widow, however, indicate his footwear legacy might not be finished yet. The Bryant estate let the basketball icon’s contract expire on April 13, more than a year after the Los Angeles Laker’s sudden death last year. Bryant…

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