Two years and thousands of miles later, Kobe Bryant's retired Lower Merion jersey has finally returned to its rightful place after being stolen from its display case in 2017.
In a story written by ESPN's Dave McMenamin, it was reported the jersey was brought back to the school after a Kobe fanatic in China realized that he had purchased the stolen item.
New story: More than two years after it was stolen from a display case at Lower Merion High School and following a trip halfway around the world and back, Kobe Bryant's high school uniform has been returned. https://t.co/ovwRSjH8nJ— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 13, 2019
Liu Zhe, 28, purchased the iconic No. 33 jersey online for about $2,000 before starting to put two-and-two together and eventually contacting someone from the school via Instagram and mailing the jersey back to where it was always meant to be.
You might be wondering what Zhe got in return for being such a good Samaritan. The answer is nothing.
Authorities are still looking for the jersey thieves, who remain at-large. The two thieves reportedly didn't stop with just the jersey, they also stole a trophy, a plaque, and some sneakers, among other memorabilia.
Shoutoutto Liu though, his kind act surely won't go unnoticed.