NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s fairy-tale boyhood home is on the market for £610,000, replete with the basketball hoop he mastered throughout his glorious youth

The Los Angeles Lakers legend lived in this family home during his teenage years. The Bryant family moved out of the Philadelphia-area property in 2008. Initially listed for £680,000, the home eventually sold for £610,000 after two months on the market. This property, where a young Kobe honed his basketball skills using the hoop in the driveway, sold for $810,000 in US dollars, a number reminiscent of Bryant’s iconic 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors in January 2006.

The five-bedroom house features three-and-a-half bathrooms, ample living space, and a large garden. Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crаsh in January 2020, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Bryant, who won five NBA titles and the 2007-08 MVP award during his career, first experienced a taste of glory in his teenage years while living in this home. He returned to Philadelphia from Italy at the age of 13 and led Lower Merion High School to a state championship in 1996. He was named Pennsylvania Player of the Year, averaging an impressive 31.1 points per game.

Kobe was drafted straight out of high school, selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft before being traded to the Lakers. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers before retiring. Beyond his Hall of Fаme basketball career, Bryant is also remembered for his charity work, his Oscar win, and his dedication to his family.