Game-worn Kobe jersey sold for record $3.69M at auction
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.
The jersey also set the mark for the most expensive Kobe Bryant item and the third most expensive jersey of all time.
Kobe Bryant’s Game Used Rookie Jersey
🏆 An all-time record for any Kobe Bryant item
🏆 An all-time record for any NBA Jersey
🏆 The 3rd most expensive jersey of all-time
🏆 An all-time record for any “non-Babe Ruth” jersey pic.twitter.com/VpgUiqTScs
— Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) May 24, 2021
Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was recently inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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.