"Storage Wars" Star Acquires Kobe Bryant Memorabilia

August 25, 2020
Wicker and Wilde

If you’re a fan of “Storage Wars,” you know that if someone can’t pay for their storage unit, the contents get auctioned off. We (Wicker and Wilde) both wish we had the guts to try that sometime. 

Well, one lucky storage locker treasure hunter ended up with the motherload of Kobe Bryant memorabilia for the low, low price of $375. 

The lucky person scored 35 pairs of shoes, jerseys, Laker practice gear, a Lakers all-access badge that says, “Mamba,” tax paperwork, and a mink coat that the late NBA Hall of Famer has been pictured wearing. If the stuff is actually authentic, it’s worth a fortune. At this point, we’re not sure who actually owned the stuff. While it was rumored to be Kobe’s former stylist, the stylist’s rep said it wasn’t. 

Here’s where “Storage Wars” star Rene Nezhoda comes. The buyer contacted him because of his ability to find buyers for high-end treasures. Rene bought everything for $13-thousand. This particular find won’t end up on the show, though, because they’re not filming due to the coronavirus. Instead, he plans to sell the items through a reputable auction house.