The illustrious career of the late Kobe Bean Bryant began at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The media frequently mentioned the 1995-96 Gatorade Player of the Year and Wilt Chamberlain in the same sentence while Kobe pursued Southeastern Pennsylvania's scoring title. After high school, the 1996 McDonald's All-American declared for the NBA Draft. Selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, they traded his draft rights to the Los Angeles Lakers for Hall of Famer Vlade Divac.
Kobe spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and led them to five NBA championships. The 18-time NBA All-Star averaged 25 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists and scored the 4th most points in NBA history with 33,643.
Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game on April 13, 2016, versus the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center. Shooting 22 of 50 from the field, including six three-pointers, Kobe scored a breathtaking 60 points, tied for his 5th highest career total. PSA/DNA, the leading authentication service for autographs and memorabilia, graded this ticket from Kobe's final NBA game a VG3, where it will remain an unparalleled piece of sports history.