Two different auctions are featuring pieces of sports memorabilia that require a little more room to display than you might have in your man cave. Both are part of Kobe Bryant’s legacy.
The section of Staples Center Court created for his last NBA game in April 2016 is now at Heritage Auctions where it could sell for $500,000 or more. Bryant signed part of the court that included his number 8 after the 60-point effort that closed out his career.
The auction lot includes four panels, each measuring four-by-eight feet. They were originally auctioned off after the game as a fundraiser for the Lakers Youth Foundation and sold for $179,000.
As of Wednesday afternoon, bidding had reached $210,000 with 17 days left in the auction.
It saw an MVP effort from Bryant, traveled coast to coast and has some of Dwyane Wade’s “painting” on it. Now, a section of the 2011 NBA All-Star court from the Staples Center is also up for auction.
Purchased from the NBA after the game and then housed in a storage barn on the other side of the country for eight years, a section of the court on which Bryant won the MVP is at Goldin Auctions.
Bryant scored 37 points for the West team, earning MVP honors in a 148-143 win in February 2011.
The full layout measures 30 feet long and includes the “All-Star Los Angeles 2011” logo printed in red, white and blue and parts of the three point arc. The Maple Tongue and Groove Floor is 1-inch thick. The original metal panel connecting hardware is still on the panels.
The lot includes one sheet (the “TAR” sheet) that was painted by Dwayne Wade in 2014 for “In the Paint” series.
The floor has some wear and warping but the Ohio-based consignor has pledged to offer restoration or installation services for an additional cost.
“This is a once in a life time opportunity to own many sections of Kobe Bryant’s home court floor, the only time of his 19 appearances he played an All Star game on his home court,” says Goldin Auctions Founder and CEO Ken Goldin.