Kobe Bryant visited his alma mater, Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia in 2007. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
On the day that Kobe Bryant gave his 17th end-of-season interview as a pro, comes news that his mom is cleaning out remnants of his high school career. Pamela Bryant is auctioning off more than 100 items spanning his storied athletic career in including an authentic Lower Merion High School basketball uniform, according to InsideSoCal.com.
Kobe's mom has authorized Goldin Auctions to handle the inventory that includes what is believed to be the only authentic game worn Lower Merion High School No. 24 basketball uniform -- jersey and shorts -- from his freshman season. Kobe switched to No. 33 in his sophomore season at Lower Merion.
The lot's items include:
- high school trophies, plaques and awards
- high school practice jerseys
- 1996 McDonald's high school All-American ring
- 1996 high school state championship ring
- 1998 and 2000 NBA All-Star rings
- An Italian Rieti No. 44 jersey
- Nickelodeon "Teen's Choice" surfboard award