He’s been the talk of the NBA rookie class and now the first jersey donned by Luka Doncic during his NBA career is on the auction block and about to sell for a big price.
NBA Auctions is offering the jersey Doncic wore during the Dallas Mavericks’ 121-100 Opening Night loss to the Phoenix Suns on October 17. The high bid as of Monday afternoon was $11,370. It’s part of an ongoing of auctions featuring jerseys worn by players in the season’s first games.
It wasn’t just a “one and done” story for the blue road jersey with Doncic’s number 77, though. He also wore it in a win over the Chicago Bulls on October 22 and again a week later during a loss in San Antonio. It was during the Spurs game when he registered the first 30-point game of his career.
This jersey, a Size 52 with six inches extra length, is registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Doncic, just 19 years old, is the heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year. He’s currently averaging 18 points, 6 ½ rebounds and four assists per game. If he can continue that pace, he’ll join an elite group of eight others, most of whom are Hall of Famers.
Aside from the numbers, his versatility and poise have earned rave reviews.
The 6’7 Slovenian was acquired by Dallas in a draft night trade with Atlanta, which had the third pick. The Mavs sent their pick, the fifth overall, to the Hawks along with a future first rounder. So far, it’s looking like a shrewd move.
The auction continues through Wednesday night on the NBA Auctions website.