Kobe Bryant’s 2000 NBA Championship jacket with Los Angeles Lakers set to be auctioned
The limited edition jacket is signed by designer Jeff Hamilton and features Los Angeles Lakers and Champions 2000 badges on the front.
For sale: A leather jacket designed for Kobe Bryant commemorating his 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship is expected to be auctioned off early next month
The coat also features team logo patches, banners depicting the team’s previous championship seasons (72, 80, 82, 85, 87, 88) and the 2000 NBA Finals logo.
The back of the garment reads 2,000 champions and features the team logo, with six silver star studs to represent previous championship seasons, according to Julien.
Bryant and the Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers by a 4-2 margin in the NBA Finals.
His 2000 teammates included Shaquille O’Neal, Rick Fox, Derek Fisher, Glen Rice and Tyronn Lue.
During his 20-year career with the team, Bryant won five championships (also in 2009 and 2010). He was snapped in 2016 in Denver
Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal celebrated with the NBA Trophy in June 2000 in Los Angeles. The championship marked the start of a hat-trick for the Lakers, who won the championships the next two seasons.
The championship marked the start of a hat-trick for the Lakers, who won the championships the next two seasons.
During his 20-year career with the team, Bryant won five championships (also in 2009 and 2010) and was twice NBA Finals MVP (in 2009 and 2010).
Kobe, 41, and daughter Gigi, 13, tragically died along with seven others in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, Calif., Along with pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Alyssa Altobelli, 14 , Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, and Christina Mauser, 38.
The late basketball icon wore two numbers during her career, 8 and 24. Kobe and his family were pictured at a ceremony in LA in 2017 removing the jersey numbers.
Vanessa and Kobe were pictured at a party in LA in December 2019, a month before the tragic accident