LeBron James’ 2020 All-Star Game jersey sells for record $630K at auction
The jersey worn by LeBron James during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game shattered a modern-era auction record when it sold for $630K on Thursday night.
Darren Rovell of Action Network shared the news of the record-breaking item, along with a nugget about how the $633K shattered the previous record sale price for a James jersey.
LeBron’s 2020 All-Star Game jersey sold last night on @NBAAUCTIONS for $630,000, shattering the record paid for a modern NBA jersey. The previous high for a LeBron Jersey? $192,000 for his high school jersey he wore on the SI cover. pic.twitter.com/dHTKrcjc3i— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 6, 2020
The All-Star Game, held at United Center in Chicago last month, pitted Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, which featured stars James and Antetokounmpo selected themselves via draft. The jerseys the teams wore paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were among the nine people who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26.
Team LeBron wore No. 2 jerseys in tribute to the number Gianna wore on her youth basketball team. Players for Team Giannis, meanwhile, bore No. 24 on their jerseys, of course in honor of one of the numbers Kobe wore during his Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The proceeds from the auction of James’ jersey, along with the 24 others donned in the game, will benefit both the Mamba on Three Fund and the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, charities championed by the Bryant family.
Interestingly, the record-breaking auction for LeBron’s All-Star Game jersey isn’t the first time in recent weeks a modern-era jersey shattered a previous sales high.