A recent report has confirmed that a piece of memorabilia, which was signed by the late Kobe Bryant and holds his local roots, is now up for auction. The piece of memorabilia is basically a Bala Cynwyd Middle School’s yearbook, and it features an inscription from Kobe.
Kobe Bryant wrote to a classmate, “In a few years you probably will be dunking on me… Not!! How about those Lakers!”
We have reports that Kobe himself signed the yearbook and mentioned his lucky number 24, which was his jersey number. Kobe wore his 24 number jersey during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and also, for the time being, he was at Bala Cynwyd Middle School.
Those who want to put their hands on the yearbook can have it through Iconic Auctions, as the bidding will remain open for the next three days. Our news sources have confirmed that the bidding for the yearbook has exceeded $4,000.
Kobe Bryant, along with seven others were killed on January 26 in a helicopter crash. All of the casualties, including the retired basketball superstar along with his daughter, were honored at a public memorial at Staples Center on Feb. 24. The place is where Bryant starred with the Los Angeles Lakers for most of his 20-year career.
No reports on the helicopter crash have yet been produced, but sources have confirmed that all passengers inside the helicopter were going to watch a youth basketball tournament.
A report was issued last week by the National Transport Safety Board, and the report has confirmed no signs of the helicopter’s engine failure. The report was drawn from the helicopter crash site in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles.
This was a tragic incident that took place at a hillside near Los Virgenes Road due to dense fog.