Reporter Seo Jang-won = The NBA ‘Legend’ Kobe Bryant’s uniform was sold at an auction for a huge amount.
ESPN said on the 10th (Korean time), “The signed jersey worn by Bryant during the 2007-08 season, when he was selected as the MVP, was sold for $5,849,700 (approximately 7.36 billion won) at a Sotheby’s New York auction.” It is the highest record for an item and the second most expensive basketball jersey ever sold.”
“The uniform is iconic,” a Sotheby’s official said in a statement. 슬롯사이트
Debuting with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, Bryant carved many records in NBA history.
Until his retirement in 2016, he left a brilliant career, including 5 league championships, 1 regular league MVP, 2 championship MVPs, 18 all-star selections, and 4 all-star MVPs.
However, Bryant passed away suddenly in a helicopter accident in January 2020, four years after his retirement.
The uniform that was auctioned off that day is the uniform that Bryant wore in the 2007-08 season, the only regular league MVP award, and was worn in 25 out of 82 regular league games. He played in the same uniform in the playoffs and the Western Conference finals.
Meanwhile, Michael Jordan holds the record for the most expensive basketball jersey ever sold at an auction. The uniform Jordan wore in the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for $10,091,000 (approximately 12.7 billion won) in September of last year, drawing attention.