The Storage Wars star reaches a deal with Vanessa Bryant to resell a treasure trove of Kobe’s personal items including jerseys and trainers found in an abandoned unit that sold for just $ 375
- Rene Nezhoda, a ‘Storage Wars’ cast member, claims to have discovered a treasure trove of Kobe Bryant’s personal memorabilia in a warehouse
- The unit was auctioned off to a buyer for $ 375 and then sold to Nezhoda for $ 13K
- Now Nezhoda has said he thinks he can sell everything – including 35 pairs of trainers, training shirts and a fur coat – for three times that price.
- Bryant, who would have turned 42 on Sunday, died with his 1
- Nezhoda reached out to Vanessa, Bryant’s widow, to see if she wanted any of the children’s sweaters or sneakers that allegedly belonged to her four daughters.
An A&E Storage Wars cast member who got his hands on a treasure trove of Kobe Bryant’s personal memorabilia transferred most of his belongings to Lakers legend widow Vanessa Bryant as part of a top secret deal.
After the unit was recently auctioned for just $ 375, Rene Nezhoda bought the 35 pairs of trainers that belonged to her designer, an unlimited access badge labeled with her nickname ‘Mamba’ and more. items for $ 13,000.
But Vanessa Bryant’s representatives got in touch with Nezhoda after learning about the unit and managed to get most of the items for an undisclosed amount.
‘Everything has been solved. A number of personal items, worn items and documents were sold directly to the Bryant family, “Nezhoda told TMZ on Thursday.
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Rene Nezhoda, who appears regularly on the reality show A&E Storage Wars, bagged a fur coat and shirts that belonged to Kobe Bryant in August.
There were 35 pairs of sneakers in the closet that previously belonged to Bryant’s designer
Vanessa Bryant has repurchased many of the items related to her late husband Kobe Bryant
The deal was reportedly not about making a profit, but about returning the items from the abandoned locker to the Bryants fairly.
Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gigi Bryant died in January, leaving Vanessa and three of their children behind.
The storage unit allegedly contained practical gear, tax returns, and even a mink coat from a photo shoot.
According to someone close to the deal, Nezhoda managed to keep some items that were not worn by Kobe.
Nezhoda reportedly plans to sell those pieces for a profit.
Nezhoda had previously claimed that the unit belonged to former Bryant stylist Derek Roche. However, a spokesperson for Roche told the Daily Mail that her client had nothing to do with the unit. It is unclear who owned the unit before it went up for auction.
Speaking to the Daily Mail in August, Nezhoda said he had been in contact with the Bryant family’s lawyers. Nezhoda went on to say that he is returning some of the items to Bryant’s widow Vanessa at her request.
The deal with the TV star saw him deliver items worn by Kobe Bryant, but he could keep them as well items that weren’t personal.
Nezhoda plans to profit from the items he was allowed to keep, but the deal with Vanessa was about returning the pieces fairly
Kobe Bryan (center) died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna (far left) and seven others in a helicopter crash off the California coast in January. They are photographed on December 17th with Vanessa Bryant
In addition to a laminated pass with the inscription “Mamba”, Bryant’s nickname, the tax documents of the Lakers legend were also revealed in the storage unit.
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“Storage Wars” is typically centered around the auctioning of mysterious storage lockers, which were put up for sale when the owners stopped footing the bill. Nezhoda had already said he expected to triple his investment.
Nezhoda said in August that he had been in contact with Vanessa to see if she would like to receive the children’s sweaters and sneakers that allegedly belonged to her four daughters.
Nezhoda went on to say there were even more items from the unit he was negotiating for purchase.
“The 2 huge wardrobe boxes that we couldn’t see and which appeared to hold bedding had more stuff in the bottom half,” Nezhoda wrote on YouTube.
Some items include several pairs of Sean John sunglasses that probably belonged to him directly from working for Bad Boy Entertainment, 5 pieces of Kobe Warms all used, a pair of other pairs of shoes, another nice fur jacket, Versace Shoes Owned and used by LITTLE KIM super BLING BLING LOOKING and a bunch of brand new designer clothes! ‘
However Nezhoda said the seller had “raised the asking price to $ 26,000 for that stuff, so we’ll see if we can find a deal.”