Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Kobe Bryant (File Image)

From his iconic Los Angeles Lakers jersey to cement handprints, some of basketballer Lt. Kobe Bryant’s key memorabilia would be up for auction in April.

On Thursday, Darren Julien from Jullien’s Auctions’ said that the items would be up for sale on April 30 as part of its annual sports auction that includes a silver medal from the 1984 Summer.

 

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Julien’s Auctions is proud to present “Sports Legends”, an auction taking place in Beverly Hills and live online at Julien’s Live on Thursday, April 30th. “Sports Legends” features over 300 historic artifacts including uniforms, medals, shoes, memorabilia, sports equipment and more from the worlds of basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey and beyond, all taking place on April 30, 2020, live in Beverly Hills and online at www.juliensauctions.com. Among the highlights announced is a collection of items from Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend and 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. Included among these highlights are: – Bryant’s full Los Angeles Lakers number “8” home uniform, game worn during the 1999-2000 NBA Finals, – his 2011 handprints in cement from Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood where the NBA legend became the first athlete to cast prints at the historic theater, – his Los Angeles Lakers home number “24” jersey game worn during the 2006-2007 season, – a pair of black and white Adidas brand basketball shoes game worn and signed by Bryant, and – a Spalding NBA All Conference basketball signed by the members of the 2009-2010 Los Angeles Lakers If you can’t make it out to Beverly Hills to bid in person, you can still watch all the action as well as bid online at julienslive.com! PUBLIC EXHIBITION & LIVE AUCTION LOCATION Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills 257 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 PUBLIC EXHIBITION Monday, April 27th – Thursday, April 30th 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time Free to the Public LIVE & ONLINE AUCTION SPORTS LEGENDS Thursday, April 30th, 2020 Session I: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Session II: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time #Sports #Memorabilia #Auction #Exhibit #Exhibition #JuliensAuctions #Basektball #Lakers #KobeBryant #Soccer #Futbol #FIFA #NBA

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Olympics in Los Angeles and a 2002 FIFA World Cup gold winner’s medal.

Bryant’s items were already being planned for auction when he, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

We are honoured to include this collection of his items and pay tribute to this giant who was an inspiration not only to basketball fans but to the entire world, said Darren Julien, Julien’s Auctions’ president and CEO.

The Lakers uniforms up for sale are one worn during the 2000 NBA Finals, with his original number 8. The uniform included a black armband which marked the memory of Wilt Chamberlain, who died that season.

he other uniform was from his 2007 season when his number was 24.

Other Bryant items include Adidas game shoes signed by the late legend; and a basketball signed by the 2010-11 Lakers including Bryant and other stars such as Ron Artest and Pau Gasol.

Julien’s said the Bryant items were being sold by a collector in Kentucky. Fans can view what’s up for sale between April 27 and April 30 in Beverly Hills, California, before the auction takes place at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills.

Bryant, who was 41, and his daughter were remembered Monday at the Staples Center with a memorial that included a performance from Beyonc and tributes by Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal.

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