Late Basketball star, Kobe Bryant’s towel has been sold for over $33,000 at an auction. Bryant wore the towel over his shoulders during his farewell speech after his final National Basketball League. With the towel draped around him the Los Angeles Lakers superstar closed his speech with his signature phrase, “Mamba Out.”
A fan got hold of the towel as Bryant walked off the court at the time. It was then sold several times before the latest online auction.
The winning bid on Sunday was $33,077. The buyer also received two used tickets to the April 13, 2016 Lakers game. Bryant scored 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz that night.
Speaking about the sale, Jeff Woolf, president of Iconic Auctions, told CNN that the winning bidder is famous for having a large Lakers memorabilia collection. “He is a devoted Lakers fan,” Woolf said. “His long-term plan is to create a museum in southern California.”
Kobe Bryant died in January at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed eight others, including his daughter Gianna.