Kobe Bryant’s Stolen High School Jersey Found In China


Two years after Kobe Bryant's #33 jersey was stolen from a show case at Lower Merion High School, it has lastly been returned.

According to experiences, Bryant's highschool jersey surfaced in China after being bought for $2,000 by Liu Zhe, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed Kobe fanatic.

Liu reportedly mailed the jersey again to the varsity final week, and it was later confirmed that the signature on the uniform was genuine.


"Liu, who proudly shows his Bryant memorabilia on his Instagram account, stated he was contacted by a web based vendor trying to gauge Liu's curiosity within the merchandise. Liu informed ESPN he paid roughly $2,000 for it, comfortable so as to add Bryant's highschool No. 33 to his assortment filled with Los Angeles Lakers uniforms -- each the No. eight and No. 24 variations -- in addition to Bryant's No. 10 USA Basketball jersey."

"However, after having the jersey in his possession, Liu stated he realized the hanging resemblance of his new memento to the framed Bryant jersey that was stolen again in 2017 together with Lower Merion's 1996 PIAA Boys' Basketball 4A State Championship trophy, Bryant's Parade All-American plaque, in addition to a number of sport packages and 5 pairs of Bryant's signature Nike sneakers executed up within the Aces' maroon and white coloration scheme."

Kobe is ready to go to Shenzhen, China, on Saturday to announce the draw for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Liu is hoping the Lakers' legend will probably be made conscious of who helped return his stolen jersey.

"I hope Kobe can know the information earlier than he involves China," Liu stated, per ESPN.