Unseen Kobe Bryant footage up for auction

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Before taking the NBA by storm and winning five championships with the Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant was one of high school basketball's stand-out stars.

So stand-out in fact, that Bryant skipped college altogether, entering the NBA Draft as a 17-year old.

Now, 24 years later, over 22 hours of game and interview footage of Bryant from his time at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia are set to go on auction. The majority of which has never been seen in public.

The treasure trove -- set to be auctioned as a single lot -- also includes high school footage of other iconic former and current professional athletes including LeBron JamesTom BradyShaquille O'NealMichael PhelpsDwyane Wade and Ryan Braun.

The auction will take place on July 23 and the lot is expected to fetch between $250,000 and $350,000.

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The Last Dance effect

Profiles in History, the auction house responsible for the sale of the library, believes that the recent success of ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary series about Michael Jordan and the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls makes the Bryant footage "even more relevant."