Memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star's school near Philadelphia, according to authorities.
The theft from "Kobe's Showcase" outside the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School was discovered by school officials on Sunday evening.
The thief broke a lock on the display case and took Bryant's framed high school jersey, several pairs of signed Nike sneakers and the 1996 state championship trophy and net.
School officials said the items have little monetary value. The jersey is a replica of the one worn by the Los Angeles Lakers legend as a student.
"While the items from the case are not of substantial monetary value, they do have a great deal of sentimental importance," school administrators said in a statement. "They represent a wonderful time of accomplishment, unity and pride for our school community -- the 1996 state championship -- and celebrate an alumnus who has made significant and lasting contributions to our school and the sports world. The 'Kobe Showcase' has become a unique point of pride for our school and even a tourist attraction; many basketball fans from all over the world visit our school each year to take photos in front of the display and leave even more impressed by the warmth, kindness and spirit of LM students and staff."
Lower Merion police are reviewing surveillance video to try to solve the crime.