Personal items belonging to the late Laker legend Kobe Bryant were returned to Vanessa Bryant and her family. An abandoned storage unit containing highly personal Kobe Bryant memorabilia was sold to a stranger at an auction.
“Storage Wars” star Rene Nezhoda, purchased the unit from a buyer in Los Angeles for $13,000. The buyer originally paid $375 for the unit. Rene was able to contact Vanessa Bryant’s lawyers and arranged to have most of the items sold back.
“Everything has been worked out. A number of personal items, worn items and paperwork were sold directly back to the Bryant family.”
Watch as Rene goes through the items in the storage unit:
The storage unit belonged to celebrity stylist Derek Roche. Roche worked with Kobe as well as Puffy, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross.
Inside of the unit were dozens of sneakers, shirts, jerseys, paperwork, media passes, etc.
Also in the unit were items that seemed to hold some sentimental value, Gianna’s Jordan sneakers, and jerseys belonging to both Natalia and Gianna. Rene made sure that those items got back to Vanessa Bryant.
41-year-old Kobe Bryant alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were tragically killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California on January 26.
Also traveling with the Lakers legend was two of Gianna’s eighth-grade teammates, a coach, and the girls’ families on their way to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. All 9 people on board perished in the crash.