Stolen Kobe Bryant Jersey Returned to Lower Merion HS by Man in China

Kobe Bryant arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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A 28-year-old man in China recently returned a Kobe Bryant jersey to Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, more than two years after it and other items were stolen from a display case at the school.

According to’s Dave McMenamin, Liu Zhe said he bought the jersey from an online seller in October 2018 for $2,000. Liu is an avid Kobe fan who added the jersey to his collection of Bryant memorabilia.

Liu later became suspicious that he was in possession of a stolen jersey, which led to him reaching out to a representative for Lower Merion’s basketball team. After making the connection, Liu mailed the jersey back to the school.

After receiving the jersey, school officials brought the jersey to a local memorabilia shop where the jersey and the signature on it were confirmed to be authentic.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

March 13, 2019 at 05:31AM


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