Kobe Bryant’s Signed Jersey From MVP Season Hits Public sale, Might Fetch $7 Million
Kobe Bryant‘s game-worn jersey from his sole MVP season is about to hit the public sale block … and TMZ Sports activities has discovered it might promote for a whopping $7 million!!!
The signed Purple and Gold threads are from Bryant’s 2007-08 season — the one time the legend received the NBA’s Most Worthwhile Participant award in his 20-year profession — which he wore for 25 video games, together with 6 playoff matchups.
Sotheby’s, which is internet hosting the public sale, tells us the merchandise is the “most useful Kobe Bryant game-worn jersey to ever seem at public sale” because the Lakers legend “scored a complete of 645 factors over 8 months on this jersey.”
He averaged 28.3 factors, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per recreation that season and led the Lakers to the NBA Finals.
What additionally makes the jersey so uncommon — Kob signed the gear by writing his first identify on the stitched quantity on the again.
FYI, that is additionally the identical jersey Kobe was seen tugging on within the first spherical of the 2008 playoffs — one in every of Bryant’s most iconic photographs of all time.
“This jersey has influenced widespread tradition in a approach that’s seldom seen within the sports activities neighborhood, turning into iconic and synonymous with the picture of Kobe Bryant,” Sotheby’s stated.
“In California alone, there are greater than 15 murals depicting him on this jersey, with wings, American flags, and snakes within the background.”
The jersey is anticipated to promote for anyplace between $5-7 million when bidding opens up on Feb. 2.
The present report for the costliest piece of Kobe memorabilia is a worn, autographed jersey from his rookie yr … which bought for $3.7 million in 2021.