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Kobe Bryant selling ugly Christmas sweaters for charity

Kobe Bryant

Longtime Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant has moved fully into his entrepreneurial side, selling ugly Christmas sweaters to benefit the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.

The sweaters feature Bryant dressed as Santa Claus holding a basketball in a gift sack, donning the Lakers’ purple and gold. Aside from the usual Christmas-inspired ornaments like Christmas trees and candy canes, he’s included a silhouette of his signature jump shot, a snake (representing his Black Mamba alter ego) and the words “Merry Swishmas” to go along with his name at the bottom.

The sweaters can be ordered in purple or black, for those who aren’t necessarily Lakers fans but want to support the cause and get a cool sweater in return. They also provide a variation of him in his younger days wearing the No. 8 (notice the facial details) and another with him wearing the No. 24 clean shaven, so there are options to make the sweater customizable and make every fan happy.

The campaign will be held through the website Represent.com and will only be available for ordering until Wednesday, Dec. 7, at which point they’ll count orders and start production.

The sweaters won’t ship until Dec. 23, so there’s a big chance they won’t arrive by Christmas unless it’s ordered with expedited shipping.

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