No game-worn LeBron James jerseys exist from 2019 and the last one he wore in 2018 has just hit the auction block where it’s already generating a lot of interest.
James’ purple pinstripe jersey donned for the Lakers’ Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors (and their December 21 win over New Orleans) is at NBA Auctions. Bidding has already passed $45,000 with 16 days left in the auction.
James suffered a strained groin muscle in that nationally televised game and hasn’t played since. He still managed to record a double-double that day in Oakland. In the contest against the Pelicans four days earlier, he recorded a triple-double.
The size 50 jersey includes six inches of extra length. “XMAS 12/25” is handwritten on the jock tag.
The jersey is registered into the MeiGray/NBA Auctions database.
Also on the block this month is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Christmas Day jersey. The Milwaukee Bucks’ MVP candidate bagged 30 points and 14 rebounds in the Bucks’ 109-95 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Modeled after the Bucks’ 1980s-style jerseys, the jersey was only worn during the league’s Christmas kickoff game. The size 48 jersey includes six inches of extra length. “12-25-18” is handwritten on the jock tag and the jersey is also in the NBA/MeiGray database.
For the season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
Bidding for both jerseys is set to run through January 31 on the NBA Auctions website.