Laker Nation is hyped.
Twenty-two hours of a young Kobe Bryant eluding defenders, hitting off-balanced shots, and giving post-game interviews as a high schooler, will be auctioned off on July 23 by Profiles in History auction house.
The footage, from Bryant’s days at Lower Marion High School, is part of Stu Ross’s media library.
Ross produced the “High School Sports Show,” a weekly syndicated television series that aired in 35 cities.
Ross’ library contains 130 hours of footage of top athletes such as LeBron James, Tom Brady, and Michael Phelps.
The library footage will be sold as one unit and is expected to go for $250,00 to $350,000.
Bryant made Lower Merion varsity team his freshman year.
As a junior, he averaged 31.1 points and was named the Pennsylvania Player of the Year.
During his senior year, Bryant was named the Naismith High School Player of the Year, Gatorade Men’s National Basketball Player of the Year, and a McDonalds All-American.
Bryant would skip college and go straight to the NBA draft, where he was drafted by the Hornets and then traded to the Lakers.
The auction will be held at Profiles in History in Calabasas, near Los Angeles.