Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant‘s high school was robbed of several pieces of Bryant memorabilia on Sunday. Lower Merion high school, near Philadelphia, has a “shrine” to the Future Hall of Famer outside its gym, the Kobe Bryant gymnasium, and the display case’s lock was busted open, as first reported by philly.com’s Rob Tornoe:
Sometime Sunday evening, the lock was broken on a display case, known to students at “Kobe’s Shrine,” outside the Bryant Gymnasium. Among the items stolen were framed replica of Bryant’s Lower Merion jersey, the Aces’ 1996 PIAA Boys Basketball State Championship trophy and net from the title game, and several pairs of Nike sneakers signed by the Lakers superstar.
“We’re bummed,” said Doug Young, Lower Merion’s Director of Community Relations, who said couldn’t understand why someone would steal items that don’t have a significant monetary value.