So just imagine how much a piece of the Staples Center court from the Black Mamba's final game will go for.
The Los Angeles Lakers took to their Twitter account on Wednesday to give fans the chance to literally own a piece of history and bid on the special No. 8, which was embedded into the hardwood at the Staples Center during Kobe's final game on April 13, when he memorably went off for 60 points.
We think it's safe to say that this piece of history will fetch more than Bryant's All-Star Game jersey. The question is how much more? $500,000? Or would the hardwood garner a bid of seven figures?
Bidders can shoot their best shot for the 20-by-8-foot wood panel from now until May 15 through NBA Auctions, with proceeds going toward the Lakers' Youth Foundation.
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