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April 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant Body Armor towel used after final game

Kobe Bryant Body Armor Towel

April 13, 2016 Kobe Bryant made his last professional basketball shot and walked off the court after he played an amazing game.  He scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz and retired as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.  During his 20 years with the LA Lakers, he was a driving force behind 5 NBA championships.

After the game, Bryant made his farewell speech to the fans and as he walked through the arena, a fan grabbed the sweaty Body Armor towel that was draped over Bryant’s shoulders.  Shortly after that, the towel sold at an auction for $8,365, not a bad price. Recently, it was up for auction again, and this time around it did a little better. Bidding started at just $3,000 and a total of 16 bids were placed… at the end, the towel sold for $32.3K including the premium (according to the results on the auction’s website).  The buyer, David Kohler, is a devoted LA Lakers fan; he plans on creating a museum in Southern California for his large collection of Lakers memorabilia.  “Mamba Out!”