Historic Moment As Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA Title Ring Fetches Record $927K at Auction


Photo: Instagram/Kobe Bryant

A piece of NBA history found a new home when Kobe Bryant's cherished 2000 NBA Finals title ring, initially gifted to his father, sold for a staggering $927,200 at the Goldin auction this Saturday.


Surpassing all previous records for the sale of an NBA championship ring, this transaction marks a significant milestone in the realm of sports memorabilia. 

The ring, adorned with 40 dazzling diamonds and crafted from 14K gold, boasts intricate details, including the iconic Lakers emblem and the triumphant proclamation of "World Champions."

Photo: Instagram/Kobe Bryant

Engraved with "Ring Bling" alongside the year, one side commemorates the Lakers' remarkable season, showcasing Bryant's name alongside the team's stellar regular and postseason records.

The underside bears Bryant's legendary No. 8, emblematic of his illustrious career's early chapters.
 

 


This particular title marked the first of five championships for Bryant, as he and Shaquille O'Neal spearheaded the Los Angeles Lakers to victory over the Indiana Pacers in a captivating six-game series. 

O'Neal's stellar performance earned him the Finals MVP honors, averaging an impressive 38 points and 16.7 rebounds per game, etching this victory into the annals of basketball history.

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Source: Breacher Report 


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