NBA: Kobe Bryant's farewell bling includes $38,000 hat
Well-heeled fans will be able to remember Kobe Bryant in style after the five-time NBA champion plays his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers next week.
Los Angeles: Well-heeled fans will be able to remember Kobe Bryant in style after the five-time NBA champion plays his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers next week.
Anschutz Entertainment Group, which runs the Staples Center arena and its merchandise, on Thursday unveiled a flock of limited-edition items, leading with a gold-encrusted cap that costs $38,024. All of the items feature Bryant's jersey number 24.
Some, such as snakeskin texture jerseys ($424) give a nod to his “Black Mamba” nickname, his five titles or his record-setting 81-point game.
In synch with the Lakers’ “Showtime” tradition, the “24 Collection” offers plenty of bling. The $38,024 hat is made of lambskin and snakeskin — another “Black Mamba” reference, and contains 3.5 ounces of 18-karat gold in the shape of the number 24 on the cap’s front. Only eight were made, and for those looking for something a little less pricey, there’s a purple diamond cashmere cap for $24,008.