Kobe Bryant gave his parents each a 14k gold-and-diamond ring to commemorate his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers just about 20 years ago.
Since then, his parents both sold their rings, and according toTMZ Sports, the ring Kobe gifted his mother, Pamela Bryant, was recently auctioned off by a private collector for a staggering $206,080. The bidding, conducted by Golden Auction, had started at $15,000. There were 20 bids in total before it was sold for $206,080 to an anonymous buyer.
The private collector who sold the ring had originally purchased it from Pamela Bryant, along with five other items of Kobe memorabilia, for a total of $280,000 in 2013. Among those items was a similar ring given to Kobe’s father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. That ring is also expected to be auctioned soon, and it could be sold at an ever price higher than Pamela’s ring.
Kobe, who won five NBA titles in a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
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