The jersey worn by LeBron James in Game 2 of this year’s NBA Finals has sold for $37,470. The auction of Heat and Spurs jersey from Miami’s 103-84 win was conducted by MeiGray, via the league’s auction site. MeiGray handles special event auctions for the NBA. It’s believed to be the highest amount paid for a Finals jersey since the two combined forces several years ago.
After San Antonio took Game One, James and the Heat rallied to even the series on June 9. James recorded 17 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed eight rebounds that night.
The NBA “The Finals” patch is affixed to the left breast. There is a 25th Anniversary patch on the right breast commemorating the franchise’s 25th NBA season.
The price was higher than what last season’s Finals jerseys brought when a collector paid $35,020 for James’ jersey from 2012 Game 3 and $33,333 for the Game 1 jersey.
This year’s jerseys from Game 4 will be sold Thursday night.
If you couldn’t get LeBron, some other star jerseys sold for quite a bit less.
Dwyane Wade’s #6 jersey from Game 2 sold for $12,570; Ray Allen’s for $8,740 and Mario Chalmers’ for $6,600.
Tracy McGrady was the highest selling Spurs jersey,with a top bid of $8,120. Tim Duncan’s jersey was worn only in the second half and sold for a relative bargain at $6,870. Tony Parker’s shirt brought $5,595.
Game worn LeBron James jerseys have been bringing big money. The jersey he wore on opening night sold in December for $20,120.