Bryant’s stolen jersey returned for ceremony at high school
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A collector in China has returned Kobe Bryant’s stolen jersey to Lower Merion High School in suburban Philadelphia.
Bryant’s retired No. 33 uniform was stolen in 2017 from the school’s campus and eventually bought by the collector in China. The Kobe collector contacted the school and helped return the keepsake. Lower Merion played its first home game Saturday since Bryant was killed.
The jersey was unveiled by Bryant’s cousin, old high school coach and former teammate at Bryant Gymnasium. Bryant led the Aces to the 1996 state championship.