A storage locker treasure hunter hit the JACKPOT — finding an abandoned unit packed with Kobe Bryant treasures … and now one of the stars of “Storage Wars” is involved.
Here’s the deal … just like on the show, storage units are auctioned off if the owner stops paying the bills.
In this case, the locker was in the L.A. area — bidders only got a brief glimpse as to what was inside — and then the auction began. The person who scored the unit won with a bid of $375.
Here’s the breakdown of the score — 35 pairs of shoes, jerseys, Lakers practice gear, a Lakers all-access badge that says, “Mamba,” tax paperwork, and the pièce de résistance … a mink coat (we’re told there are pics of Kobe wearing the coat!).
The stuff — once properly authenticated — is likely worth a fortune!
The buyer immediately called “Storage Wars” star Rene Nezhoda — who has experience finding buyers for high-end storage treasures — and Rene bought all of the contents for a cool $13,000.
Rene tells us … the items will NOT end up on “Storage Wars” because they’re not filming the show due to the pandemic. Instead, Rene plans on selling the items through a reputable auction house.
It’s a timely score for Rene too … Kobe’s birthday was Sunday, and today is Mamba Day — 8/24.
BTW, there are rumblings the unit belonged to Kobe’s former stylist. But, a rep for the stylist says, “that’s just not the case.”
Still unclear at this point who owned the unit before it went to auction.