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Friday, September 12th, 2014

Kobe Bryant’s Championship Rings Sell for $282K at Auction

 

Two duplicate versions of Bryant’s 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship ring, given to his parents, sold at a recent auction for a combined value of $282,337. The largest ring, which was a gift to his father Joe, sold for $174,184, and the smaller one for his mother Pam, raked in $108,153.

Other Bryant items that were hot sellers included two of his high school jerseys, which sold for $50,150 and $41,694, and his 2000 NBA All-Star ring that sold  for $55,597.

There was an ugly dispute between Bryant and his parents after they consigned the selling of their son’s items.

When Bryant found out his parents were putting over 100 items of his on the market via Goldin Auctions, he brought legal action against them.  The two sides settled the case, which allowed his parents to sell only a small portion of the memorabilia.

Bryant’s parents later apologized and released a statement that read: “We apologize for any misunderstanding and unintended pain we have caused our son and appreciate the financial support he has provided over the years.”