Five days remain in Kobe Bryant’s NBA career. Let that sink in.
In honor of the Black Mamba’s final game on April 13th, the Lakers released a special merchandise collection. The 24 Collection offers a variety of clothing from graphic tees to jerseys and jackets, but fans wishing to cash in on the merch have to be willing to shell out some serious money.
A snakeskin jersey is being sold for $424, while a lambskin jacket detailed with Swarovski crystals is going for $5,824. While that may seem extravagant, it’s practically nothing compared to the collection’s most expensive piece – a 59FIFTY New Era lambskin hat that features an 18-carat gold “24” on the front, priced at $38,248.
Sean Price, VP of AEG Merchandise, discussed the outlandish aspects of the 24 Collection with ESPN, saying: “Derek Jeter might have represented the blue-collar people of New York, but Kobe is more about showtime, so we had to think of diamonds and gold.”
The 24 Collection is now available online and will hit the Lakers store at the Staples Center on April 13.