On April 11, 2016, Kobe Bryant competed in his final NBA game away from Los Angeles, which was a defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fans now have the opportunity to purchase items from that game, but doing so will need financial investment on their part. The jersey that Bryan wore during that game, as well as the shoes he wore during that game, are available for auction.
Bryant’s purple Los Angeles Lakers jersey and the pair of Kobe 11 Elite Lows he wore during the game versus the Thunder are now up for auction at SCP Auctions. The items are anticipated to bring in a sizeable sum of money when they are finally purchased. The jersey is expected to sell for a whopping $500,000, while the pair of sneakers will bring in only $100,000.
There are still eight days left until the auction ends on December 2, and anyone interested in acquiring a significant piece of Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career in the NBA can do so.
The score of that game was 112-79, and the Lakers’ loss was primarily due to the Thunder’s ability to contain Kobe Bryant. Despite only grabbing one rebound and shooting 33.3% from the field, he scored 13 points.
Bryant called it quits on his National Basketball Association career just a few days later, on the same day that the Los Angeles Lakers played the Utah Jazz in the season’s final game for both teams. In that game, Bryant put on a show, scoring 60 points while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists. His performance in that game added an exclamation point to his history.
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the market for sports memorabilia, particularly that which belongs to superstars in the industry. A record price of $762,000 was paid for the jersey that San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama wore when he debuted in the National Basketball Association.