The Lakers have a proven track record that they won’t put a price tag on ensuring NBA championships.
Relatively speaking, Lakers fans won’t have to make such a steep investment.
Bryant’s mom, Pamela, has auctioned off the 2000 championship ring her son gave her through southern New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions, at a current bidding price of $34,529. Meanwhile, Bryant’s father, Joe, has his ring currently up at $81,425. Both bids are open until Friday.
Bryant had sued Goldin Auctions in federal court when it revealed in April that Pamela agreed to put up nearly 100 items that had been in her home and was given $450,000 up front. Goldin Auctions and Bryant recently reached a settlement and signed a confidentiality agreement in June so that details would not be discussed.
Goldin Auctions is selling 16 other Bryant memorabilia, including those pair of 2000 NBA championship rings, game-worn Lakers jerseys from the 2001-02 and 2006-07 season, a UCLA basketball signed by John Wooden and personalized to Bryant; and various sneakers. FIght percent of the proceeds from the sale of four items will benefit the Bully Project, an campaign that hopes to create more support for anti-bullying causes. The items will include Bryant’s 2000 NBA All-Star game ring, his 1996 Magic Roundball Classic All-Star medallion and ribbon and two of his game-worn high school uniforms at Lower Merion High, a suburban school outside of Philadelphia.
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