Before you embark upon the entire article below, just take a minute to review the headline above and just take this next phrase into account. Hint…it’s a lot. Kobe Bryant’s unprecedented jersey retirement marked the first time an NBA player has had two numbers retired with the same franchise and in the 20 months since Kobe’s 60-point farewell, the Black Mamba’s big day Monday night spawned $824,000 in merchandise from AEG alone across four locations: Staples Center, online sales, New Era store and the Lakers store in El Segundo. Yes, 8-24.
But just to put this into perspective…it does not even come close to the AEG revenue from Kobe’s April 2016 farewell; roughly $1.9 million.
AEG says they did $824,000 in Kobe number retirement merchandise at their four sales locations on Monday. Yes, 8-24-THOUSAND. pic.twitter.com/e3AFkGnFd0
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 20, 2017
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