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Mike Trout honors Kobe Bryant with spikes, batting gloves

Mike Trout

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout waits in the dugout before the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, Calif. In late May, Carlos Correa an the Houston Astros visit the Angels for the first time this season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)


One of baseball’s greats honored one of basketball’s greats. Angels outfielder Mike Trout paid tribute to Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who is playing in his final NBA game Wednesday night against the Jazz.

Per’s Alden Gonzalez, prior to Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Athletics, Trout wore Nike cleats painted black and gold and batting gloves colored black, purple, and gold. As the cleats aren’t the Angels’ official colors, Trout had to change before the game began, but he was able to continue using the batting gloves.

Trout tweeted a photo of the spikes:

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig also joined in:

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