Piece of Staples Center court signed by Kobe Bryant sells for nearly $180K

A piece of Lakers lore will live on for one fan, who paid $179,100 for a piece of the Staples Center court signed by Kobe Bryant after his final home game in April.

The game was played on a special court featuring both of Bryant’s n

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umbers, 8 and 24. After dropping 60 points including the game-winner that helped the Lakers end a tough season on a high note, Bryant signed each number. 

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According to ESPN, an online auction on behalf of the Lakers Youth Foundation placed the signed No. 8 — four hardwood panels that measured four feet by eight feet each — up for bids with an anonymous winning bidder taking home the memorabilia. 

The high price for Bryant souvenirs is nothing new. The Staples Center sold $1.2 million in Bryant merchandise during the farewell game. Even a towel Bryant wore during and after the game sold last week for $8,365.