Jamaal Wilkes is selling his Hall of Fame ring.
The 10k Jostens ring belonging to former UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers star is being offered in an online sale by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles, with bidding set to close Thursday, August 25.
A two-time All-American forward for the Bruins, Wilkes, along with center Bill Walton, led the Bruins to the 1972 and 1973 NCAA championships and led UCLA to an unprecedented 88 consecutive victories. The Golden State Warriors drafted Wilkes in the first round in 1974; he led them to the NBA championship the following year. After four seasons in the Bay Area, Wilkes joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1977. As part of the “Showtime” squad, Wilkes won three NBA titles in 1980, 1982 and 1985. He concluded his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. A three-time All-Star, Wilkes was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.
The ring has a diamond set on a square red stone. “Basketball Hall of Fame” is engraved in the gold surrounding the stones. Wilkes’ name is engraved on one side above two basketball players in relief. The opposite side has the year “2012” engraved above the Hall of Fame’s official logo.
The ring comes with a letter of authenticity from Wilkes. Last year, he sold his Hall of Fame trophy to a prominent collector for $45,000.
The minimum bid for the ring is $32,000, but as of Wednesday afternoon, there were no bids.