Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 10:35 am  |  12 responses

Someone Paid $23,200 to Play H-O-R-S-E Against Kobe Bryant

Evidently, people love to pay absurd amounts of money for Kobe Bryant-related products. Apparently, they’re also willing to pay to compete against him on the basketball court. Per the OC Register: “Kobe Bryant’s game-worn protective mask went for $67,100 via auction last month. In another exercise to benefit Bryant’s family foundation and fight youth homelessness, a July 2 H-O-R-S-E game against Bryant went for $23,200 in a week-long auction that ended Monday at 4 p.m. Pacific time. My favorite part of the eBay bidding history was one bidder offering $20,200 Wednesday and then cancelling it Friday with the explanation ‘can no longer pay.’ The H-O-R-S-E game will take place during Bryant’s annual Kobe Basketball Academy, held July 1-5 on the campus of UC Santa Barbara for ages 8 to 18.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Its for charity so its going to a good cause. I also feel like if you’re rich and can afford to get to meet and play ball with your favorite athlete then why the heck not? Regardless of where the proceeds are going.

  • bdogg

    for a good cause..i am all for it i guess!

  • kobesBESTfriend

    i’d pay a mil if i had it!!!

  • Reggie06

    If i had that money i would get a trainer and put in some work in a gym

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Is Kobe gonna get video tape of the guy who won so he can be prepared for the game?

  • Yesse

    Good, that it goes for a good cause. Before i read the article, i already tought Kobe was doing some prostitution.

  • Sparker

    Stand under rim. Rise on two feet and dunk. Repeat.

  • Rasheedionics

    Lol @ Seth. He’ll be the first person ever to play defense in a game of HORSE.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rwDluFZQmtQ Max

    Sparker, who says the winner can’t do that?

  • http://www.nba.com Redd

    He’ll be the first person to ask for his opponent to give him the ball repeatedly in a game of HORSE.

  • PnoyVibe

    Rule 1: Be Black

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    Was worth it. I’ll let you know how I did against him.