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Lower Merion High School Gets A Kobe Bryant Gym

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Kobe Bryant will have some additional business to take care of in Philadelphia next week when the Lakers pay their annual visit to the 76ers. Bryant's alma mater, Lower Merion High School, will be holding a dedication ceremony for the newly named Kobe Bryant Gymnasium in honor of the homegrown All-Star.

"It's cool for me," Bryant said on ESPN. "That's obviously where playing in the NBA kind of became a realistic goal. I put a lot of work in, a lot of hours in that gym, with a lot of people that support me and still support me to this day. It will be cool to go back there."

The event on December 16 will feature live music, sports celebs and other yet-to-be-named mystery guests. All tickets and sponsorships proceeds will go to the Education Foundation of Lower Merion. According to, Lower Merion has sold out nearly all 1,100 tickets, including $25 GA seats and $250 VIP seats w/reception.