Kobe Bryant’s warm-up jacket from his 81-point game has been auctioned off

There are dates that will forever be etched in NBA history. January 22, 2006 is one of them. Indeed that evening, the number 8 of the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant scored 81 points off the head of the helpless Toronto Raptors. To this day, the Mamba’s 81 points remain the second best points performance in American League history behind the 100 points scored by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

If we talk about this special day, it’s because the pre-game warm-up jacket that Kobe Bryant wore that day was auctioned off for $277,000. It was worn 6 times by the Black Mamba during the regular season as well as during the 2006 Playoffs. the player’s family.

The proud owner of this piece is called david holler, President of SCP Auctions, an American company specializing in the resale of American sports collectibles. The latter also has one of the largest collections of Los Angeles Lakers memorabilia.

“After collecting Kobe Bryant memorabilia for many years, I am thrilled and honored to add this very special artifact from one of the most significant games in NBA history to my collection,” Kholer said.

It also has a unique NFT made by Karvin Cheung from the “Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball” collection which pays homage to the number 81 in Chinese culture