Los Angeles Lakers Cash in on Kobe Bryant One Last Time
While Kobe Bryant may be retired, the Los Angeles Lakers organization still has the Mamba Mentality running through its veins.
With the organization retiring the legendary guard’s jerseys on Monday night, when the Lakers took on the Golden State Warriors, one of the biggest sports franchises in the world decided to capitalize one last time on one of the sport’s greatest icons.
AEG says they did $824,000 in Kobe number retirement merchandise at their four sales locations on Monday. Yes, 8-24-THOUSAND. pic.twitter.com/e3AFkGnFd0
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 20, 2017
The Lakers and AEG that is.
AEG, the owners of the Staples Centre sold a reported $824,000 worth of Bryant customized merchandize across four different venues on Monday. Staples Centre had $616,000 in sales alone.
Ironically, $824,000 includes the #8 and the #24, the two numbers the Lakers retired to honour Kobe’s Hall of Fame worthy career. The basketball gods had their own plan on Monday night!