Kobe Bryant’s Childhood Home, with Old Basketball Hoop and All, Hits the Market

Bailey Dickerson

Kobe Bryant’s childhood home in Wynnewood with its old basketball hoop still in the driveway has hit the market, writes Shanna McCarriston for CBS Sports.

The five-bedroom colonial has an asking price of $899,900.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend who tragically died in a helicopter crash earlier this year moved into the house with his family in 1991, after he spent his early childhood in Italy, where his father played professional basketball. As a teenager, Bryant attended Lower Merion High School, where he rose to stardom. After graduation, he decided to skip college and go directly to the NBA.

The home was sold in 2008 by Bryant’s parents for $510,000. The current owner, Kate Bayer, said it was a thrill to live in a home that once belonged to the basketball star.

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

Read more about the house from CBS Sports by clicking here.

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