Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball, with a legacy that goes all the way back to his high school days. Memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's illustrious high school basketball career was stolen from a display case at Lower Merion High School over the weekend.
According to NBC 10, Lower Merion High School officials discovered that the Kobe's memorabilia had been swiped on Sunday evening. The school, very prideful of the now-retired NBA legend, kept a display case with Bryant's framed high school jersey, several signed Nike sneakers, the 1996 State Championship trophy and net.
"We are saddened and angered that our school has been vandalized, but we are grateful that no one was harmed during the incident," said Principal Sean Hughes.
Despite having some monetary value, the sentimental value of the stolen items remains much greater for Lower Merion High School.
Kobe Bryant has since reached out to Lower Merion High School officials, saying he'll do anything that he can to replace the stole items for the display case.
Lower Merion police are reviewing the school surveillance footage in efforts to solve the crime. The school asked anyone with information to call police at 610-649-1000.