Before Kobe Bryant‘s 33,643 points, 18 All-Star games and 5 NBA titles, he was a star high school hooper at Lower Merrion HS in Philly … and now the jersey Mamba rocked just hit the block.
… and the auction house selling the threads believes it could sell for over $200K!!
Kobe was an absolute stud in high school in the mid-’90s … playing varsity as a freshman, and winning just about every award for a high schooler as a senior — including the Naismith and Gatorade player of the year awards, as well as earning a spot on the coveted McDonald’s All-American team.
It’s unclear which games Bryant actually wore the white and maroon, size 44 jersey.
Of course, Bryant — who had offers from Duke and a bunch of other top schools — followed Kevin Garnett‘s lead and made the jump from HS to the NBA.
Kobe was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft … before being traded to the Lakers.
So, who’s selling this piece of basketball treasure?? Leland Auctions — the auction house behind the sale — says the consignor is actually a former NBA player who got the jersey from Kobe’s former sports agent.
We’re told the player wishes to remain anonymous.
The jersey is currently on the auction block … and the minimum bid is $50K.
The auction ends at the beginning of June.
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