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Nearly three months after the death of the NBA Great, the largest collection of the Kobe Bryant Memorial has become available at an online auction gathered in one place.
Some of the 86 items available for bidding include NBA Finals sports shoes, warm-ups, game-used jerseys, an NBA Championship ring, and a 14-carat gold ring with eight diamonds commemorating the 8-0 record in the United States. Gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Five percent of the auction sales will go to the Mama and Mambachita Sports Foundation, where Bryant’s wife Vanessa died in a helicopter crash in January along with seven others after her husband and daughter Gianna.
Ken Golden of the Golden Auction told ESPN: “We expect the price points here to go from less than $ 500 to potentially exceed 100,000.”
The highest bid item as of Thursday was an autographed Adidas shoe that won the NBA Final Game Five against a Brandant 2001 Philadelphia ers over player, which sold for $ 26,000 at the time.
The championship ring given to the Los Angeles Lakers star after the 1999-2000 season was a gift from Bryant to his mother Pam, which cost ড 20,000 and contained 40 diamonds in 14 carat gold.
Bryant threatened to sue at the Golden Auction in 2013 when the auction house tried to sell hundreds of items from his parents. The Bryants reached an out-of-court deal and sold only six items, including the 2000 NBA Championship ring. The auction raised more than 000 62,000 for the Bully project – a charity backed by Bryant.
Golden Auctions have been collecting rare items in anticipation of selling for months after Bryant’s inclusion in the Nymeth Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame was announced.