A Kobe Bryant championship ring that the late Los Angeles Lakers legend once gifted to his father is expected to sell for $250,000, per TMZ.
“The L.A. Lakers 14k gold & diamond championship ring that Kobe Bryant gifted to his father just hit the auction block and it’s expected to bring in a QUARTER-MIL!!
Here’s the deal … 20 years ago — following Los Angeles’ title-winning ’99-’00 season — Mamba bought 2 additional rings and gifted them to his parents, Pamela and Joe “Jellybean” Bryant.
The rings are IDENTICAL to the bling Kobe, Shaq, and the rest of the Lakers squad received.”
Goldin Auctions, who had previously sold Pamela’s ring for $206K, is now offering “Jellybean’s” ring and expects it to sell for over $250,000.
The two sides had a major falling out around 2013 when Pamela Bryant tried to sell the rings as well as a bunch of other Kobe memorabilia, which he ultimately tried sued to try and stop from happening.
“Our relationship is shit,” Bryant told ESPN.
“I say [to them], ‘I’m going to buy you a very nice home, and the response is ‘That’s not good enough’?” he says. “Then you’re selling my shit?”
Kobe ultimately agreed to allow his parents to sell 6 items that included the rings and his parents racked in $280K from a private collector. After his death, that private collector went to Goldin Auction to see what they could get for the rings, and as expected, the value skyrocketed.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.