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Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant’s 2000 NBA Title Ring Sells for Record $927K at Auction

Andrew PetersMarch 31, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Los Angeles Lakers upper court view of the logo during game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on May 08, 2023, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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A historic sale of an NBA title ring was made on Saturday.

Kobe Bryant’s title ring from the 2000 NBA Finals, which he gifted to his father, sold for $927,200 at the Goldin auction, breaking the record for sale of an NBA title ring. The previous record was Bill Russell’s first title ring from 1957, which sold for $705,000 in 2021.

Goldin @GoldinCo

RECORD SALE FOR ANY NBA TITLE RING ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ’

A 2000 Lakers Championship Players Ring, gifted by Kobe to his father Joe, has sold in our March Elite.

This is the same ring originally consigned to Goldin by the Bryant Family in 2013, & the new owner (NOT Joe Bryant) is our consignor. pic.twitter.com/ZaUD0PhRs4

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The record paid for an NBA title ring has been broken at @GoldinCo tonight.

A 2000 Lakers championship players ring, gifted by Kobe to his father Joe, has sold for $927,200.

The previous record was Bill Russell’s first ring (1957), which sold for $705K in Dec. 2021. pic.twitter.com/QG9TB58HT7

The ring features 40 total diamonds and is made of 14K gold, per Goldin. It features the Lakers logo and “World Champions” on the front with “Ring Bling” and the year on one side. The other side features Bryant’s name and the Lakers’ regular season record of 67-15 along with the postseason record of 15-8. The underside features Bryant’s No. 8, which he wore for the first half of his career.

The title won by the Lakers in 2000 was Bryant’s first of five championships. Los Angeles beat the Indiana Pacers in six games behind the duo of Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, who won Finals MVP after putting up 38 points and 16.7 rebounds per game.

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