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Game-worn Kobe jersey sold for record $3.69M at auction

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:44 PM May 26, 2021
Kobe Bryant

FILE PHOTO: Fans cheer after Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (R) hit a three point basket against the Boston Celtics during Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball championship in Los Angeles, June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines — A game-worn jersey by Kobe Bryant during his rookie year set an all-time record for a basketball jersey at an auction.

The Los Angeles Lakers jersey, which was also signed by the late great NBA legend, was sold for $3,690,000, as per Goldin Auctions.

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The jersey also set the mark for the most expensive Kobe Bryant item and the third most expensive jersey of all time.

Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was recently inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The five-time NBA champion played all 20 seasons with the Lakers, who acquired him via a draft day trade with the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets selected Bryant as the 13th overall pick in the 1996 draft.

Earlier this month, a game-worn Michael Jordan jersey from his 1982-83 season at North Carolina fetched $1.38 million at auction.

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