Kobe Bryant’s Ring Gifted to Dad for Lakers Championship Could Sell for $250K

VINCE BUCCI/Getty ImagesA ring given by Kobe Bryant to his father Joe to commemorate the 2000 NBA championship is expected to draw bids of up to $250,000 at an auction this month.TMZ Sports reported Goldin Auctions is selling the 14-karat gold and diamond ring and expects it to draw more than the $206,000 price of the…


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Kobe Bryant puts his hand on the NBA championship trophy at the end of the Los Angeles Lakers victory parade through downtown  Los Angeles 21 June 2000.  About 200,000 fans lined the streets to cheer on the Lakers  NBA 2000 championship.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)  AFP PHOTO/VINCE BUCCI (Photo by VINCE BUCCI / AFP) (Photo by VINCE BUCCI/AFP via Getty Images)

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A ring given by Kobe Bryant to his father Joe to commemorate the 2000 NBA championship is expected to draw bids of up to $250,000 at an auction this month.

TMZ Sports reported Goldin Auctions is selling the 14-karat gold and diamond ring and expects it to draw more than the $206,000 price of the same ring that was given to Pamela Bryant, Kobe’s mother, which sold in May.



From TMZ: “Following Los Angeles’ title-winning ’99-’00 season, Mamba bought two additional rings and gifted them to his parents, Pamela and Joe ‘Jellybean’ Bryant.”

Joe and Pamela Bryant initially sold the rings and other memorabilia at auction in 2013. Kobe sued his parents to stop the sale of several pieces of memorabilia but eventually allowed them to sell some items, including the rings. The whole set was sold to a collector for $280,000.

The collector held on to the rings until Bryant’s death in January. Bryant was one of nine people who died in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash that also killed his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

The rings are among several items that have hit the auction block since Bryant’s death, with their value skyrocketing. Goldin is also expected to sell a cast Bryant wore on his wrist in 1999, a Topps Chrome Refractors rookie card and a basketball signed by Bryant, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

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