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Floor piece from Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game sells for $179,100

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The Los Angeles Lakers have recently sold a special floor piece that was made for Kobe Bryant‘s last NBA game for $179,100, according to ESPN.com.

The merchandise is made of four panels that each measures four feet by eight feet with Bryant’s former Number 8 in the middle. It was also signed by the five-time NBA champion following his final game on April 13

Bryant dropped 60 points on 50 shot attempts that helped lift the Lakers to a 101-96 win in the season finale. He became the oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points in a single game, surpassing Michael Jordan’s 51 points on Dec. 29, 2001 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 46 points on Feb. 6, 1986.

Bryant’s 50 field goal attempts were a career-high, and most by a player in a regulation game since Wilt Chamberlain’s 58 attempts on Nov. 26, 1964. His 21 three-point field goal attempts are tied for the second-most all-time only trailing Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith’s 22 on April 6, 2014. 

The floor piece was sold in an online auction on behalf of the Lakers’ Youth Foundation with the winning bidder deciding to remain anonymous. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He's also currently a sports freelance writer for Sports Uncut. He's also the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarcia90.
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