LeBron James game-used and event-worn memorabilia continues to sell at a torrid pace, and that was never more evident than at the NBA Auctions’ latest sale.
Two pieces of event-worn clothing from the NBA All-Star Game have already sold for five figures, and one item remaining on the block is close to $3,000 with two days to go.
Two auctions ended Thursday as the NBA teamed with the MeiGray Group, which is the official game-worn source of the league.
A warm-up shirt worn by James – a gray, Size XL Tall — to shoot before this year’s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles had 36 bids before it finally sold for $10,020. James’ last name is handwritten on the player’s jock tag on the waist.
James, who guided Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory at Staples Center, played 31 minutes and recorded a double-double. He scored a game-high 29 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and added 8 assists.
The white shorts that James wore during the first half of the All-Star Game had 175 bids before the winning amount of $10,420 was announced. The shorts are a Size 44+2 and were worn by James as he competed in his 14th NBA All-Star Game. For the third time, he won MVP honors. Only Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit have won more MVP awards – they won four apiece – and James is now tied with Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson and Shaquille O’Neal for second place.
The third piece of James memorabilia – a warm-up jacket he wore before the game – is still active in the auction and will end on March 29. The black jacket is a Size XXL Tall. The jacket includes his name in large white block letters on the back.
On March 15, the jersey that James wore during the first half of the NBA All-Star Game sold for $90,102. That winning number came after 23 days and 37 bids.