2000 NBA Championship Ring Gifted By Kobe Bryant to His Father Sells for $927K

Kobe Bryant in 2010
Kobe Bryant in 2010. Photo by Joe Toth/REX/Shutterstock (8525481bg)

When the late Kobe Bryant won his first NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers, he decided to give his father, Joe Bryant, an NBA championship ring identical to his. Now, this ring has been sold for $927,000 at an auction organized by Goldin.

According to Goldin, the sale included 43 bids and set the record for the most money spent on an NBA Championship ring. The previous record holder was the championship ring belonging to legendary Bill Russell from 1957. The overall record for all championship rings is held by Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series title ring, which sold for $2.093 million back in 2017.

It is important to note that this isn’t the ring that was given to Bryant after he won the NBA Championship. Instead, Bryan had the exact same replica made for his father. He also gave one in smaller size to his mother. That was the only time Bryant gifted his parents replicas of his championship ring.

Goldin also pointed out that the ring was sold by Joe Bryant through an auction in 2013 for $173,000. The person who bought the ring back then is the one who sold it this time.

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