The late NBA star Kobe Bryant’s towel, which he used during his last game, was sold in an online auction for $33,000, CNN reported Sunday.
Kobe ended his speech with his famous “Mamba Out” at Staples Center in Los Angeles before waling out of court. A lucky fan grabbed his towel, which was eventually auctioned online.
The winner bought the towel with two tickets from the game on April 13, 2016, for $33,077.16. Kobe scored 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz on that night.
The president of Iconic Auctions, Jeff Woolf, said the buyer is known for having the largest collection of Lakers memorabilia in the world.
“He is a devoted Lakers fan,” Woolf said. “His long-term plan is to create a museum in Southern California.”
Woolf also said the fan previously spent $30,000 to buy Kobe’s yearbook during his middle school days.
Kobe Bryant’s finale towel sold for $33K online
The NBA legend, 41, and his daughter Gigi, 13, were confirmed dead in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26.
Kobe Bryant is survived by wife Vanessa, 37, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, seven mo
Bryant adopted his nickname “Black Mamba” during his 20-year career in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard said in 2014 that he got the idea for the nickname after watching film Kill Bill.