Kobe Bryant’s last time on the court was nothing less than legendary.
The NBA Hall of Famer scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to victory.
At the time, both of Bryant’s jersey numbers, 24 and 8, graced the court, and he signed them in celebration.
Now, the No. 8 floor piece is up for auction on Rally.
As AfroTech previously told you, the marketplace turns items, including watches and sneakers, among others “into a company” and splits them into equity shares for collectors to purchase.
Rally shared a promotional video of the asset on Jan. 10 via Twitter.
“Under Kobe’s sneakers on the evening of his final game, during which he scored 60 points, lay pieces of hardwood emblazoned with the two numbers he wore over the course of his career. This is the portion of the court displaying his #8, which he would sign,” the video’s narrator said in Rally’s video. “That April night in 2016, Bryant addressed the sold-out Staples Center crowd leaving them with just two words before placing the mic down at center court and exiting for the last time. ‘Mama Out’ [Bryant said].”
A new Buyout Offer has been presented to investors:
Kobe’s Final Game Floor
~Flat since IPO
+79.8% since last trade
Will it be leaving Rally?
48hr voting window for investors is open *now*
— Rally (@OnRallyRd) January 10, 2023
Currently, shareholders of the No. 8 portion of the floor piece are considering a $800,000 offer.
“It encapsulates everything we look for in assets for Rally — a tangible piece of history with immense cultural relevance and emotional connection,” Rally Chief Product Officer Rob Petrozzo said, according to Business Insider.
Shareholders will reportedly break even if they approve the offer. So, they would receive $8 per share. The deliberation period to accept or deny the offer is 48 hours.
Furthermore, another sports collectible from a basketball legend was sold on Rally.
As AfroTech previously mentioned, a pair of sneakers once worn by Michael Jordan in 1996 sold for over $92,000.