Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James does not just shatter records on the court — he breaks them when it comes to auction sales as well.
His game-worn jersey from the 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago recently sold for $630,000 through NBA Auctions. That is the highest price ever paid for a modern NBA jersey, according to Action Network’s Darren Rovell. The jersey had a total of 231 bids, with bid increments of $20.
The money from the jersey sale will be donated to the Mamba On Three Fund and the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, both of which are connected to the late Kobe Bryant.
The blue No. 2 jersey in itself was a way for James to pay homage to Gianna Bryant, Kobe’s daughter who died with him in the January helicopter crash. She wore No. 2 while playing basketball.
James scored 23 points for Team LeBron in the 157-153 All-Star win over Team Giannis.