If you didn’t know Donovan Mitchell’s name before the middle of the season, you did after All-Star weekend. The Utah Jazz rookie—a late addition to the contest—wound up winning it. Now, one of the jerseys he donned during the memorable evening in Los Angeles, is on the auction block and heading toward five figures.
The gold and orange jersey can be seen as Mitchell dispatches other contenders on his way to a one-point victory. Mitchell needed at least a 47 on his final dunk in the championship round to defeat Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Cavaliers and secured a 48 for the win.
It’s not the jersey Mitchell wore while executing the winning slam. He memorably closed the contest by paying homage to one of the NBA’s all-time high flyers. Mitchell stripped off his Jazz jersey to don a #15 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors shirt…then performed the reverse 360 move Carter used to win the contest 18 seasons earlier. Earlier in the contest, he also wore a purple Jazz jersey.
The gold and orange jersey up for bid is a Size 50+4 inches extra length, and is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Mitchell is on the short list of contenders for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, currently averaging over 20 points per game for the Jazz.
Bidding for the jersey had passed $7,500 over the weekend with the auction set to run through April 5 at Auctons.NBA.com.