Kobe Bryant's Childhood Home Listed for $900K

September 4, 2020
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The suburban Philadelphia house where late NBA legend Kobe Bryant grew up has been put up for sale, real estate listings show.

The 3,000-foot, five-bedroom colonial in the tony suburb of Wynnewood, PA still includes the driveway hoop on which a young Bryant honed his craft, according to the property listing on Compass.

Bryant's parents sold the home for $510,000 in 2008, according to the listing. It's now asking $899,000.

Kobe spent his adolescence and teenage years in the house after his family relocated back to the US in 1991 following a stint in Italy, where his dad, former NBA player Joe Bryant, played professionally.

Kobe went on to star at nearby Lower Merion High School -- only about a mile from his home -- in the mid-1990s, before making the jump directly to the NBA, where he starred for 20 years before hanging it up following the 2015-16 season.

The current owner says it's a thrill to have lived in a house once occupied by a homegrown celebrity, People reported.

"When we moved in, everyone — and I mean everyone — asked, ‘do you know who lived there?’" said Kate Bayer. “They were excited. The mailman, trash collectors, every neighbor... people walking down the street.”

Bryant tragically perished along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a January helicopter crash that shocked the world.

The stunning loss has sparked countless tributes throughout the entire year, which were recently renewed for his birthday, Aug. 23, as well as the following day, 8/24 -- the two jersey numbers he wore during his career.