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Lakers’ NBA title ring Kobe Bryant gifted to father sells for $927K


Over the weekend, a player-issued ring from the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 2000 NBA title — gifted from Kobe Bryant to his father, Joe “Jellybean Bryant — sold for $927,000, including buyer’s premium with collectibles marketplace Goldin.

The hotly contested 43-bid auction resulted in the most ever paid for an NBA championship ring.

The 2000 championship, Kobe’s first of five titles, was the only time Bryant gifted his father with a ring. Goldin noted this is an identical copy given to Kobe: BRYANT etched on one side, with the same sizing (11 ½), weight (59.6 grams) and etchings.

The ring was originally consigned to Goldin in 2013 by Pam and Joe Bryant and sold for $173,000. The re-sold ring comes with a letter of authenticity from the Bryants.

It isn’t, however, an all-time record paid for a championship ring; that still belongs to the $2.09 million netted by Charlie Sheen for Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series title ring.

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