To celebrate the Lakers’ 1999-2000 championship, Kobe Bryant gifted his mom with a 14-karat gold ring. Twenty years later, the ring is sold for $206,000!
The item — listed initially at $15K, was put up for auction by a private collector and was sold by Goldin Auctions. Apparently, the ring is one of the two identical rings Kobe gifted each of his parents with after the win.
The private collector who had the rings for seven years originally obtained them in 2013 as a result of a fallout between Kobe and his parents.
According to Bleacher Report, “They were packaged together after Pamela, and Joe Bryant attempted to sell several pieces of memorabilia, leading to Kobe filing a lawsuit against his parents. An agreement was eventually reached for Kobe’s parents to sell six items, including the rings.”
Since the late basketball legend’s tragic death, many items have been up for auction. It is rumored that his father’s ring will be on the auction block soon if it is not already.