Kobe Bryant’s Final Road Game Uniform Auctioned for $485,197 at SCP

‣ The last road game uniform of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was sold for $485,197 at SCP Auctions. This includes his Nike sneakers, gold shorts, and No. 24 jersey.
‣ The uniform was authenticated through photo matching and was last worn by Kobe Bryant on April 11, 2016, during a game against Oklahoma City.
‣ SCP Auctions also sold a game-used basketball from February 2009, when Kobe Bryant scored 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, for $66,152.

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Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s last road game uniform, fetched a whopping $485,197 at SCP Auctions. The uniform included his signature Nike sneakers, gold shorts, and No. 24 jersey. The starting bid? A cool $50,000.

The game-worn 3XL Adidas Climacool shorts and 4XL jersey alone raked in $366,967. The size 14 Nike Kobe 11 Elite Lows? Those went for a solid $118,230. The auction closed on a Sunday evening, with a total of 20 bids thrown into the ring.

According to a few NBA betting sites, the Lakers are the seventh most likely to win this season’s championship. Interestingly, the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors are showing better odds at the sportsbooks.

SCP Auctions tweeted, “Kobe’s final road uniform sold for an impressive $366,967 at tonight’s Fall Premier.” A photo of the uniform was attached, proving its authenticity. The last time Black Mamba wore this uniform was on April 11, 2016, during a game against Oklahoma City, which the Lakers unfortunately lost, 112-79.

The game’s description read, “On April 11, 2016, Mamba played his 785th (including playoffs) and final career road contest at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Kobe played the entire first quarter and tallied all 13 of his points in that frame, wanting to put on a show for Thunder fans one last time.”

The NBA Hall of Famer ended his outing with 13 points, one rebound, and one steal in 19 minutes of action. He finished 4-of-12 (33.3%) shooting from the field and 3-of-9 (33.3%) outside the arc. Bryant recalled, “I tried to give it all I had. I tried to loosen up in the locker room coming out for the second half, but I couldn’t move well at all.”

Byron Scott, Bryant’s teammate in 1996-97 and former Lakers coach, praised the 18-time All-Star. This was after the tragic helicopter crash in January 2020, which took the lives of Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gigi, six friends, and a pilot.

“[Kobe] found out he had a lot of love out there,” Scott said. “Everybody showed their love because he came to play every single night. His competitive nature and the way he went about his business gained him a lot of respect around the world.”

SCP also auctioned off a game-used basketball from February 2009. This was from a game when Kobe Bryant scored 61 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Spalding official NBA game ball sold for a hefty $66,152.

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