LeBron James Miami Heat NBA Finals jersey headed to auction, expected to fetch up to $5 million


An iconic piece of LeBron James memorabilia will soon be up for sale. The shirt worn by James during the Miami Heat’s Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. goes to auction on January 27and, according to Sotheby’s, it is his most valuable piece ever to come to market.

Sotheby’s expects the jersey worn by James in the first half of the year to cost between $3 million and $5 million. It contains the NBA Finals patch and commemorates James back-to-back NBA titles and Finals MVP awards. James, of course, is one of only six players to have been the Finals MVP in consecutive seasons.

The auction is approaching a historic moment in James’ career as the Los Angeles Lakers star is only 261 points away. overtaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for first place on the NBA’s all-time leading scorers list.

“With LeBron on the verge of surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, it’s important to offer a defining object in LeBron’s career that many see as the defining milestone in the legacy that began the comparison between him and Michael. Jordan as the greatest player of all time,” said Bram Wachter, head of streetwear and contemporary collectibles at Sotheby’s. according to CNBC.

While a sale of over $3 million would make the James T-shirt one of the most expensive gaming items of all time, it doesn’t come close to the top two. T-shirt “Hand of God” Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. sold for a then-record $9.3 million in May.and in September, Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals took first place. for $10.1 million.

Source: www.cbssports.com