MeiGray closed out round one of the annual NBA Finals jersey auction on Thursday night with some serious bidders chasing some game-worn shirts from one of the more memorable championship rounds in history. LeBron James may have lost to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in six games, but LeBron’s jersey won this round.
The Game One James jersey worn in the May 31 game at American Airlines Arena sold for $14,700–the most paid for any single jersey in the auction. However, Nowitzki makes it a habit to change jerseys during the game so two of the Finals MVP’s shirts were offered. One sold for $9300 and the other for $9000.
Every item offered by the NBA and MeiGray in the auction is authenticated and registered into the NBA Authentication Program Database.
Dwyane Wade’s home white #3 Heat jersey, worn only in the second half of Game One, brought $7190 while the top five sales from the auction were rounded out by veteran Jason Kidd’s blue road top that went for $5619.
Chris Bosh’s jersey, also worn only in the second half, sold for $3893.
Most of the other jerseys in the auction went for $800-1700.
Jerseys from Game 3 in Dallas are currently on the block with the auction scheduled to close on June 23.