Iconic Kobe Bryant memorabilia to fetch MONSTROUS $500k
Kobe Bryant's jersey and sneakers are set to be put up on the auction.
Kobe Bryant (L-R via Sports Illustrated)
The former Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant‘s jersey from the final game of his NBA career against the Utah Jazz is reportedly listed for auction to the fanbase. Along with the Jersey that Bryant wore, the Nikes that he wore are also up with the jersey and is said that the two combined are to get in an astounding amount of $500,000 dollars.
The auction house responsible for the bid is SCP. The official 4xl purple mesh NBA jersey with the legend’s number 24 along with the official 3XL Adidas shorts is said to be put up in the market for sale as a complete package. According to a report by TMZ, the shorts also consist of a small provision to place a microphone so that for the times Kobe was playing, he could be mic’d up.
According to the sources and the report by TMZ, the jersey prior to putting it on the auction was authenticated and photo-matched by Resolution photo matching and Sports investors, who are experts from the industry. they examined the jersey’s high-resolution photos to find any interesting peculiarities.
Kobe Bryant’s Nike Kobe 11 Elite Lows that he wore is also reportedly put up for auction along with the Jersey. It is to be said that the sneakers alone are going to bring in approximately $100,000 dollars. The Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had his final match in the Staples Center against the Utah Jazz and dropped a phenomenal performance of 60 points which is to date considered to be exceptional.
Kobe Bryant’s career in the NBA
The former Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the year 1996 but soon after the pick, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he made his outstanding career until the year 2016. Bryant was the second youngest player in the history of the league.
The Lakers legend played a key role in the franchise’s road to winning five NBA championships which includes the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010 NBA seasons. Bryant was also awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2008 NBA season. During his time in the Lakers, Bryant averaged 25 points per game including 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists.
Kobe spent twenty years in the NBA and retired from the league in the year 2016 when he put up an exceptional 60-point performance against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. Unfortunately on the 26th of January 2020, Kobe Bryant was tragically killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna.
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