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Kobe Bryant's 2012 face mask is about to go to auction - bids start at $15,000

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NBA memorabilia always attracts a high price, especially when it involves one of the most famous players in history. 

Kobe Bryant is a global superstar and his final game attracted interest from all around the world; The two pieces of hardwood that included his legendary number 8 and 24 attracted hundred of thousands of pounds at auctions. 

The former L.A. Lakers star - it still sounds weird - previously sold one of his protective face masks he wore in 2012 for $67,100 and there was also the infamous auction his parents held that raised over $400,000. 

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It's clear to see Kobe momentoes sell. And in a bid to raise money for charity, the Black Mamba will be auctioning another game-worn protective mask. 

Bryant wore the masks to protect his nose after it was broken by Dwyane Wade during the 2012 Orlando All-Star Game, and bids for the piece of protective plastic start at $15,000. 

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The auction site reads: "Rarely does the opportunity arise to acquire such an iconic piece from a legends career. A legend known for being able to play through pain, where one of his most painful moments was in the 2012 All-Star game in Orlando.

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"Despite passing Michael Jordan as the All-Star Game’s all-time leading scorer, he suffered a broken nose and concussion courtesy of a hard foul by Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat."

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