The basketball hoop on which Kobe Bryant took some of his first jump shots recently sold in auction for $37,200.
The hoop sat in the driveway of Bryant’s childhood Pennsylvania home and was put up for auction after the house buyer did not want to pay more money for the historic hoop. According to TMZ Sports, the home owner decided to sell the hoop separately through Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction.
Since Bryant’s tragic death, basketball fans have been actively pursuing any memorabilia or collectibles from the Black Mamba. Bryant’s Topps rookie card surpassed $1.2 million in a recent auction, and Rally Rd. even made shares of the court signed by Kobe after his farewell game available with a market cap of $800,000.
John Romani at Sales By Helen told TMZ Sports that many more Bryant items will be auctioned, including a Michael Jordan Sports Illustrated magazine addressed to Bryant and Duke basketballs sent to him when colleges were courting him.