NBA Auctions continues to plow through an auction of over 150 jerseys worn in this year’s season opening games. Thursday night, one worn by the early favorite for Rookie of the Year became the third most expensive jersey sold thus far.
John Wall’s Washington Wizards blue #2 road shirt drew 28 bids and a winning figure of $7520 when the auction ended during the evening. That’s over $7,000 less than what the first regular season Miami Heat jersey worn by LeBron James went for last month. The historic James jersey went for $14,600 while a Lakers’ Kobe Bryant opening night shirt sold for $10,020 in that same auction November 16.
Wall played 35 minutes, scored 14 points and dished out nine assists in his first regular season game, a 112-83 loss at Orlando.
Kevin Durant’s white jersey from game one of the 2010 season sold for $6600, while Russell Westbrook’s went for $3520 and Jeff Green’s brought $1520. Durant scored 30 points in the Thunder season opener and he’s among the early favorites for MVP.
A Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors model sold for $3140.
Auctions continue with opening night jerseys from Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Derrick Rose scheduled to close December 9.
Every jersey offered in the NBA/MeiGray sale is authenticated and registered into the NBA Authentication program database.