Kobe Bryant Towel Sold At Online Auction For US$33,000

"His long-term plan is to create a museum in southern California."

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The towel used by LA Lakers Kobe Bryant during the NBA legend farewell speech has been sold at an online auction for US$33,000.

The towel was draped around the basketball stars shoulders as he gave his farewell speech after his last game for the LA Lakers.

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Kobe Bryant then gave it to a fan as he walked off the court for the last time. The towel has actually exchanged ownership a couple of times as it has been sold a couple of time online since then.

The winning bidder is a well known LA Lakers fan who is said to be looking to build a museum dedicated to the team.

“He is a devoted Lakers fan,” Jeff Woolf, president of Iconic Auctions told CNN about the winning bidder.

“His long-term plan is to create a museum in southern California.” he added.

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On top of the US$33,000 towel, the bidder also walked away with two used tickets to Kobe Bryant’s final game on April 13, 2016. The LA Lakers legend scored 60 points in his final game, helping the Lakers to a 101-96 win over Utah Jazz that night.

Kobe Bryant tragically passed away on January 26 in a helicopter accident along with 8 other victims, one of which was his daughter Gianna.

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