A game-worn jersey of basketball celebrity LeBron James offered for $3.7 million at public sale Friday, 5 instances greater than the earlier document for considered one of his shirts.
The sale comes with curiosity even larger than typical within the 38-year-old LA Lakers icon as he nears the NBA’s all-time scoring document.
Sotheby’s in New York offered the jersey, which James wore whereas enjoying for the Miami Warmth of their 2013 NBA finals recreation seven victory towards the San Antonio Spurs.
It smashed the earlier document of $630,000 for a James All-Star jersey worn in 2020.
Recreation-worn sports activities memorabilia is huge enterprise.
Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey, which offered for $10.1 million in September 2022, is at the moment probably the most useful such merchandise.
Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” jersey offered for $9.3 million at Sotheby’s in London final yr.
James wants simply 178 factors to eclipse Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s tally of 38,387 factors, probably the most coveted and longstanding data in basketball.
Sotheby’s additionally offered a costume worn by the late Princess Diana for $604,800 Friday.