Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
AFP

The towel that basketball legend Kobe Bryant draped over the shoulders during his farewell speech in 2016 has been sold for more than USD 30,000 at a virtual auction.

Finally, the towel has been sold for USD 33,077.16, as per the president of Iconic Auctions, Jeff Woolf," CNN reported.

The winning bid was made by David Kohler, who is an avid Los Angeles Lakers collector.

"He (Kohler) is a devoted Lakers fan. His long-term plan is to create a museum in Southern California," CNN quoted Jeff Woolf as saying.

The memorabilia for the late five-time NBA champion has been auctioned regularly, as vendors try to distribute the prized possessions of Bryant.

Kohler had earlier paid nearly USD 30,000 for a middle school yearbook which was signed by Kobe Bryant.

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed amid foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas.

The basketball legend had won five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in his 20-year-long career while playing for Los Angeles Lakers.

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