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    • The Philadelphia-area home contains 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms
    • The home comes with a basketball hoop that the Black Mamba would practice on in his teenage years
    • The Bryant family parted ways with the house in 2008
    • The house hit the market recently with an asking price of $899,000
    • The final selling price for the house was $810,000

    A Pennsylvania house that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant grew up in was sold on Friday, with one of the hoops that the athlete would practice on still attached to the home.

    According to a report published Tuesday by TMZ Sports, the 5-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom house was occupied by the Bryant family during Kobe’s adolescence. 

    The house was placed on the market in September with an asking price of $899,000, and eventually sold for $810,000. 

    A place for legends: Kobe Bryant’s childhood home was sold for $810K ten months after the athlete passed away

    The selling number may be symbolic, as it reflects the 81-point game that Bryant played against the Toronto Raptors in 2006, which was the second-highest scoring point total game in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962. 

    The listing was represented by David Whyer and TJ Sokso of Compass.   

    While living in the house, the basketball player led the Lower Merion High School basketball team to a 1996 championship. 

    During his junior year of high school, Bryant averaged 31.1 points a game and was named the Pennsylvania Player of the Year.

    The Black Mamba himself: Bryant is seen in an interview from March 2019

    The Black Mamba himself: Bryant is seen in an interview from March 2019

    Hoop dreams: The home still featured a basketball hoop that Bryant would practice on in his youth

    Hoop dreams: The home still featured a basketball hoop that Bryant would practice on in his youth

    The athlete earned the 1995 Senior MVP award at the Adidas ABCD camp, where he played alongside future Laker teammate Lamar Odom.

    The future Black Mamba finished his high school career as Southern Pennsylvania’s all-time leading scorer with 2,883 points.

    He received numerous accolades for his time at Lower Merion, including the Gatorade Men’s National Basketball Player of the Year and the Naismith High School Player of the year, and was named a McDonald’s All-American.  

    Living space: The Pennsylvania home contains 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms

    Living space: The Pennsylvania home contains 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms

    Making it big: The athlete lived at this house during his time at Lower Merion High School

    Making it big: The athlete lived at this house during his time at Lower Merion High School

    Making waves: The future superstar earned numerous accolades for his high school career

    Making waves: The future superstar earned numerous accolades for his high school career

    Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets directly out of high school in the 1996 NBA Draft and quickly made a name for himself as a promising rookie.

    The Black Mamba ended his professional career with five championships, 18 All-Star selections, and the MVP award for the NBA’s 2007-2008 season, among other accolades.

    The star player also helped lead the U.S Olympic men’s basketball team in 2008 and 2012, both times winning gold medals.

    The Dear Basketball writer was killed in a helicopter crash in late January along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. 

    Showing its roots: An image for the listing included multiple articles of basketball memorabilia

    Showing its roots: An image for the listing included multiple articles of basketball memorabilia

    Keeping it close: Bryant posed with his family as his jerseys were retired at the Staples Center in 2017

    Keeping it close: Bryant posed with his family as his jerseys were retired at the Staples Center in 2017

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