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Kobe Bryant’s 2000 NBA Championship Ring Fetches Nearly $1 Million USD at Auction

Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA Championship Ring Fetches Nearly $1 Million USD at Auction

Iconic NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s legacy continues to captivate fans as a prized possession from his illustrious career heads to auction this month.

The ring, symbolizing his first championship victory with the Lakers in 2000, is set to be auctioned off at Goldin’s upcoming March Elite Sports Auction.

Despite battling a sprained ankle during critical moments in the championship series against the Indiana Pacers, Bryant’s resilience shone through as he played a pivotal role in securing the title for his team.

This particular ring, though not the exact version awarded to players, holds significant sentimental value as it was specially ordered by Bryant himself as a gift for his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, a former NBA player.

Craftsmanship of Kobe Bryant’s Championship Ring

Crafted from 14-karat gold and adorned with 40 dazzling diamonds, the ring boasts intricate details including the Lakers’ iconic purple enamel emblem and statistics commemorating their stellar season.

With Bryant’s name emblazoned on one side and a playful nod to his achievements on the other, this ring stands as a unique tribute to a basketball legend’s remarkable career.
According to Goldin, this is the only championship ring Kobe ever gifted to his father, making it an exceptional piece of memorabilia.

Authenticated by Pam Bryant with a Letter of Authenticity, the ring is expected to fetch a substantial sum at auction, with bidding already underway at $54,000 and 15 days remaining in the sale.

The Elite Sports Auction also features memorabilia from other NBA stars, including LeBron James’ championship ring from the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant’s game-worn jersey from his time with the Golden State Warriors, and Steph Curry’s autographed sneakers.

Additionally, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on rare basketball cards signed by the one and only Michael Jordan.


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