LeBron James, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has been a dominant force in the NBA for over two decades. From his early years with the Cleveland Cavaliers to his championship runs with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers to his current stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, James has amassed a long list of accolades and records. With four MVP awards, four NBA championships, and multiple Olympic gold medals, he has cemented his place in the pantheon of basketball greats. His impact on the game and his leadership on and off the court have earned him widespread respect and admiration, making him one of the most influential athletes of his generation.
Hence, the news of one of his jersey’s going up for auction is a big deal. Moreover, it’s not just any jersey. It is Lebron James’ first-ever #6 Lakers jersey which he wore on the opening night of the 2021-22 NBA season.
A rep with SCP Auctions told TMZ that the gold Nike “Icon” Edition jersey that James wore against the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 19, 2021, is up for grabs. This jersey is a big deal since it’s the first time that he sported the #6 for L.A. instead of his usual Cleveland-era #23.
The bottom left corner of the jersey shows Lebron’s jersey size and the date of the game handwritten on the tag. The jersey’s authenticity was tested in the MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program and passed with flying colors.
Lebron James finished that game against the Warriors with a game-high 34 points to go with 11 rebounds and five assists despite ending on the losing side that night. The auction ends on February 4. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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