Kobe Bryant's final stop in Boston is one of the major events of his farewell tour, and the Celtics are sending him off with a piece of hardwood history to take home. Literally. The Celtics presented Kobe with a slab of their famed parquet floor as a parting gift, via the Celtics official Twitter account:
Danny Ainge, Rich Gotham and Steve Pagliuca presented @kobebryant with a piece of the parquet floor earlier today. pic.twitter.com/OF5DUk9n99— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 30, 2015
Not a bad piece of basketball history to have in the collection at all.
UPDATE: This particular piece of parquet was used during the 2010 NBA Finals, via Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times:
Kobe's gift is from the Garden court used in the 2010 Finals.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) December 30, 2015