Kobe Bryant’s shooting shirt from 81-point game sells for 277,000 dollars

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Kobe Bryant’s shooting shirt from the 81-point game was the only available item of his from that game and it was sold for 277,000 dollars

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

The shooting shirt Kobe Bryant wore before his 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors in 2006 was sold for $277,200 at auction on Sunday, per Sotheby’s.

Additionally, per TMZ Sports, the shoes from that historic game were sent to the Basketball Hall of Fame while the uniform is owned by Bryant’s family. That also means that the shooting shirt might be the only Bryant-donned item from the game that ever becomes available.

The shooting shirt went to David Kohler, the president of SCP Auctions, who won the bid.

The time description noted the following:

Through his five NBA championships, seven NBA Finals appearances, fifteen postseason trips, and a plethora of individual accolades, many consider the 81 point performance by Kobe Bryant to be the benchmark for one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

In an interview with ESPN about the game, Bryant said “There’s a lot of players who come up now who don’t think 80 points is possible. You think 50, and if you’re really hot – 60. I never had that limit. Ever. I never, ever thought that way. I always thought 80 was possible. I thought 90 was possible. I thought 100 was possible. Always. I think that game is a testament to what happens when you put no ceiling to what you’re capable of doing.”