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SportThe wild story of a Kobe Bryant jersey that was stolen in 2017

17:30  13 march  2019
17:30  13 march  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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A Kobe Bryant superfan realized he had bought a stolen uniform, so he returned the jersey to Kobe 's high school. The framed jersey was never worn by Bryant while he was in school – but it eventually ended up in the hands Chinese superfan and collector Liu Zhe.

These are their stories about Kobe Bryant . “ December 2014 and the team is off to a very bad start, and for whatever reason the media was let in fairly early that day to watch the Lakers scrimmaging at practice, and all of a sudden you realize Kobe is yelling at people at the top of his voice.

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On Super Bowl Sunday in 2017, a pair of thieves broke into Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia and stole priceless Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including a state championship trophy and net from the game, along with a replica Kobe Bryant jersey that had been framed. Two suspects were caught on tape, but they have yet to be identified, and until recently, none of the stolen items had been recovered.

The framed jersey was never worn by Bryant while he was in school - but it eventually ended up in the hands Chinese superfan and collector Liu Zhe. According to ESPN, Liu paid approximately $2,000 to acquire the jersey, but once it arrived he realized it may have been the very same jersey swiped from Lower Merion.

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A Kobe Bryant high school basketball jersey -- stolen out of the school's trophy case in 2017 -- has been located by a fan in China who's returning Well, there was a huge break in the missing jersey case when a Kobe superfan in China named Liu Zhe noticed the jersey he recently bought for

A Kobe Bryant jersey stolen from his high school in Pennsylvania has been returned by a man in China. However, after having the jersey in his possession, Liu said he realized the striking resemblance of his new memento to the framed Bryant jersey that was stolen back in 2017 along

Via ESPN:

"Liu had intended to return the uniform to Bryant in person when the former Lakers star visits Shenzhen, China, on Saturday to announce the draw for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

However, after connecting with a representative for Lower Merion's basketball team through its Instagram account, Liu agreed to mail the uniform back to the school.

He asked for no compensation in return - other than hoping that Bryant would be alerted that the jersey had been recovered."

The jersey will once again be put on display at Lower Merion, and the local police department is still trying to track down the rest of the stolen gear.

You can read the entire story here.

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Kobe 's Lower Merion jersey returned after being stolen in 2017 . "However, after having the jersey in his possession, Liu said he realized the striking resemblance of his new memento to the framed Bryant jersey that was stolen back in 2017 along with Lower Merion's 1996 PIAA Boys' Basketball

A signed Kobe Bryant jersey that was stolen from a display case at his alma mater — Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania — has been returned after more than two years, according to a story from ESPN detailing the jersey 's unique journey. The jersey was purchased online by Liu Zhe

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