Kobe Bryant's Towel From His Final Game as a Laker Just Sold for Over 30k

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For sports fans around the world, Kobe Bryant's legacy will live on forever. Following his tragic death in February and then the indefinite sports-wide hiatus in March, basketball fans everywhere are really at a loss. 

During Kobe's final game with the Lakers in April of 2016, he scored a whopping 60 points before the last buzzer. He ended that game with two simple words, "Mamba out," referencing his nickname Black Mamba and the ending of his storied NBA career. 

As Kobe walked off the court that night, he wore a white towel around his shoulders. It was nothing special, just a standard team towel. But earlier this week, that same towel sold in an online auction for $33,000.

The buyer was David Kohler, and he's the owner of the largest Laker memorabilia collection in the world. Kohler also owns Chuck Hearn's microphone that he used during his last call, Will Chamberlain's 1972 Chuck Taylor sneakers, and an autographed pair of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's goggles.

While some may roll their eyes at a price tag that large for something so seemingly simple, to Kohler, it's a one-of-a-kind piece of Laker history. 

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