LeBron James Jersey From Game 7 of 2013 NBA Finals Auctioned for Nearly $4 Million
- LeBron James jersey he wore in Game 7 during the 2013 NBA Finals has been auctioned
- James scored 37 points in Game 7 as the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs
- The jersey is now the third most expensive sold by Sotheby behind Michael Jordan and Diego Maradona
LeBron James now has the third most expensive game-worn jersey ever sold at Sotheby after his jersey from Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals was auctioned for $3.7 million.
Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" NBA Finals jersey ($10.91 million) and Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" jersey ($9.28 million) are the most expensive game-worn jerseys.
LeBron James won his second NBA title in 2013 in a tightly contested seven-game series with the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat had also won the 2012 title. James won Finals MVP in both Finals.
The Lakers star dominated Miami's narrow 95-88 Game 7 victory, putting up a game-high 37 points and 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
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After five games, the Heat were 3-2 down and couldn't afford to lose a game. Therefore, James helped the Heat win both games with a combined 69 points to help starve elimination.
However, Game 6 will be remembered for that epic Ray Allen shot with five seconds to go in regulation. He sank the shot allowing the Heat to win in overtime, per Bleacher Report.
James jersey auctioned
According to ESPN, the Game 7 jersey was sold for $3.7 million. After narrowly winning Game 6, James scored 37 in Game 7
That same season, James won his most recent NBA MVP Award, which tied him for third-most with Wilt Chamberlain.
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby's head of streetwear and modern collectibles, said the sale come at a crucial juncture in James' career.
"Today's tremendous result comes at a pivotal time in LeBron James' career, where he is in arm's reach of clenching the all-time points record."
James' 2020 NBA All-Star Game jersey was sold for $630,000 in 2020. There will be more jerseys for the iconic Lakers star soon. He is set to become the all-time leading scorer of the NBA next month.
Kobe Bryant jersey to be sold
Sports Brief earlier reported that Bryant's jersey he wore during his only MVP season in 2007/08 will be auctioned in February 2023
The iconic jersey of Los Angeles Lakers icon, the late great Kobe Bryant, is set to go up for auction next month for up to $7 million.
Bryant spent his entire NBA career with the Lakers and won five NBA championships, one MVP award and two NBA Finals MVP awards.
Source: Sports Brief News