A Staples Center game floor piece specifically made for Kobe Bryant’s farewell game sold for an outrageous $245,000.
ESPN wrote that the game floor piece came in four panels measuring four by eight feet each, with Kobe’s previous number “8” stamped on it. It also had Bryant’s signature after he scored 60 points in the game last April 13.
Kobe Bryant spent 20 years of his life wearing the LA Lakers uniform. Along with his team, he battled the odds in order to reach victory. However, there is always an end to everything, and this end for Bryant’s career came in April.
Before the final game ended, the Black Mamba treated his beloved fans to an unforgettable basketball performance. During his final game, Kobe Bryant astoundingly gathered 60 points for an unquestionable win against the Utah Jazz. It was unforgettable not only for the avid Lakers fans but to all basketball fans as Bryant displayed a game that will remain etched in everyone’s mind forever.
The fans showed their support in various ways, and likewise, the player showed his fans a game of appreciation.
The Lakers placed a large “8” and “24” on the floor in order to make the evening special, and Bryant signed these after the game. According to Lakers Nation, the other piece was placed for auction, with the proceeds of the sale intended for the LA Lakers Youth Foundation.
The online auction started on April 27 and came to an end on May 16. The final and winning bid was $245,000 in order to get not only a floor piece but a piece of Lakers history.
The LA Lakers Youth Foundation aids underserved young people improve their potential through positive experiences. The foundation will also help provide resources in sports, education and health and wellness. The money aims to aid kids in need while a lucky fan adds a piece of memorabilia to his collection.