The jersey worn by LeBron James (LA Lakers) during his Miami Heat days was auctioned off at a huge amount. Naturally, attention is also focused on the auction price of the meaningful uniform that Kobe Bryant (former LA Lakers) wore during his lifetime.
Local media ‘ESPN’ reported on the 28th (Korean time) about the auction price of James’ uniform held by Sotheby’s, one of the world’s two largest auction companies. 메이저놀이터
The jersey up for auction is the jersey James wore throughout the first half of Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2013, when he was in Miami. James wore this uniform in the first half and recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and played an active role with a total of 37 points and 10 rebounds, leading Miami to a 95-88 victory and experiencing his second Finals victory after his debut. Finals MVP was also his share.
The uniform James wore at the time was auctioned off for $3.07 million (approximately 3.79 billion won) through Sotheby’s. It was an amount that easily broke James’ own highest price. The previous highest price for a James uniform was $630,000 for a uniform worn in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
In addition, $3.07 million is the third jersey after Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls uniform ($10,099,100) famous for ‘Last Dance’ and the national team jersey worn by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona during ‘Hand of God’ ($9.3 million). was a high auction price.
James’ record will soon be broken by another legend. Sotheby’s recently auctioned off a Lakers jersey worn by Bryant in seven games during the 2007-2008 season, including the playoffs. Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points that season. This record was later rewritten by James.
‘ESPN’ said of Bryant’s uniform, “It won’t be long before another record breaker comes out. He is expected to win the bid for a minimum of $5 million and a maximum of $7 million.”