Iconic Auctions sold the towel for $33,077.16 on Sunday after receiving 16 bids. It marked the second time the towel had been auctioned. The fan who pulled the towel off Bryant’s shoulders following his retirement speech sold the towel at auction for $8,365 in 2016.
Bryant wore the towel while making his retirement speech just after scoring 60 points in a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016. He finished his 20-year career with five NBA titles and 18 All-Star game appearances.
L.A. mourns the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.