Back in February of 2017, A Kobe Bryant jersey from his taking part in days at Lower Merion High School was stolen from a show case on the faculty after which put up on the market on-line. In October of 2018, the jersey was bought by Liu Zhe, a Kobe Bryant superfan who resides in China. After receiving the jersey and inspecting it, the fan realized that it matched the outline of the jersey that was stolen. Zhe ended up entering into contact with the High School and despatched it again to them, in line with ESPN.
Bryant was so grateful for the gesture, that he made certain to go to Zhe whereas on a latest journey to China to advertise the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Los Angeles Lakers legend took an image with Zhe and gave him a signed poster with an image of the 2 when Zhe attended Kobe’s basketball camp.
“I requested Kobe, ‘Do you bear in mind me?'” Liu instructed ESPN. “He instructed me, ‘Yes, thanks for returning the jersey. You did an awesome factor.'”
Lower Merion High School additionally confirmed gratitude to Zhe by releasing a press release thanking him for the nice deed. They are additionally nonetheless searching for data on the one who initially stole the jersey.
“The Lower Merion School District is appreciative that the fan in China did the appropriate factor and returned the Kobe Bryant jersey to Lower Merion High School,” the college district mentioned in a press release. “We stay hopeful that the opposite stolen gadgets will likely be returned as properly and respect the continued work of the Lower Merion Township police to get better the gadgets.”