Kobe Bryant's Pennsylvania childhood home reportedly sold for R12.6m

Kobe Bryant's Pennsylvania childhood home reportedly sold for R12.6m

- Kobe Bryant was a successful basketball player before he died in January 2020

- Bryant's house in Pennsylvania is now reported to have been sold

- The American was killed in helicopter crash together with his daughter Gianna

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Kobe Bryant's childhood home in Pennsylvania has reportedly been sold out 10 months after the tragic death of the famous basketball legend who died in a helicopter crash.

The house was where Kobe Bryant used to train and work on his skills years back during his active playing time in basketball.

According to a report on TMZ, the house has been sold for a fee of $810,000 (just over R12.6 million). TMZ added that the house is a five-bedroom apartment and Kobe Bryant actually lived in the mansion during his teenage years.

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Kobe Bryant's family lived there until 2008 when they moved out to another big mansion in Los Angeles.

The identity of the person who bought the house was not revealed by TMZ and the new owner is expected to enjoy basketball equipment inside the mansion.

The house is also said to have a hoop which is the same one Bryant used before becoming one of the best players to ever play basketball.

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 and died on January 26, 2020 in a crash which also claimed the life of his precious daughter, Gianna.

Before he retired from playing basketball, Kobe Bryant spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won many awards.

Kobe Bryant's childhood home in Pennsylvania sold
Kobe Bryant's childhood home in Pennsylvania reportedly sold for $810,000. Photo by Allen Berezovsky
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za had reported how US pop star Rihanna celebrated the Lakers winning their 17th NBA championship in style. The 32-year-old let her social media fans know how proud she was of her Lakers side after a 106-93 thrashing of Miami Heat in game six to take home the title.

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The singer shared a video on Instagram donning the Lakers purple and gold jersey with Kobe's number 24 on the front and back. Accompanied by her close friends, they sang the rendition of We Are The Champions with Rihanna holding several balloons while showing her excitement.

In her caption, she congratulated the team and said Lebron James remained the king of basketball adding Kobe Bryant was proud of the achievement.

"If you ain’t on this time right now, bye. Lebron remains king. Lakers are the champs and Kobe is proud. Thank you! #Congratulations," the elated Riri wrote.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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