The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a one-time commemorative court for Kobe Bryant’s final career NBA game on April 13, 2016. The court honored Bryant’s two jersey numbers with the Lakers, 8 and 24, in place of the customary secondary logo, “L”.
Following the game, Bryant autographed the numbers on the court.
Now the Lakers are auctioning off the three panels of hardwood that combine to create the number 8 with proceeds benefitting the Lakers Youth Foundation. MeiGray, the NBA’s official game used memorabilia authenticator, is offering the three panels as a single item. The auction will run until May 13, 2016 with the current bid at $12,100.
The Lakers are also offering a raffle for special memorabilia from Bryant’s final game at a more modest price. Fans can purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win one of 24 replica tickets from Bryant’s final game, each autographed by Bryant. Tickets can be purchased at NetRaffle.org, starting at $10.
“Conducting a raffle with a low price point gives all of our fans an opportunity to own a keepsake from that memorable night in Lakers history,” said Kiesha Nix, Executive Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation. The raffle will run until May 15.