LeBron’s First Game-Worn Heat Jersey Sells For Nearly $15,000
The jersey that marked the beginning of a new chapter in the career of the great LeBron James recently took part in the NBA's Tip Off Jersey Auctions. The black #6 Miami Heat jersey from King James' first regular season game as a member of the South Beach trio sold for nearly $15,000 on Tuesday night.
Despite LeBron's less than spectacular performance in the Heat's season opener loss to the Boston Celtics, the jersey received a total of 44 bids and ended up selling for $14,600.
NBA Auctions teamed with the MeiGray Group to offer opening night jerseys worn by all 30 NBA teams starting five. Kobe Bryant's jersey finished second with a final sale price of $10,020, while LeBron's new teammate Dwyane Wade's tip-off jersey came in third, finishing at $6,060.
The auction was the first time the NBA's new Revolution jerseys were made available for auction. More 2010-11 tip-off jerseys are scheduled to hit the auction block in coming weeks. Currently, John Wall's debut jersey is on the block.