Despite being just 19 years old, Giannis showed flashes of his potential as a versatile and athletic player during his rookie season. While his numbers were mediocre, as he averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game, his raw talent and ability to create physical mismatches with guards and forwards was evident. This twice-signed and inscribed jersey comes from the 'Greek Freak's' rookie campaign and is supported by authenticity confirmations from the NBA, MeiGray, and JSA. Giannis donned these dark green Milwaukee Bucks road threads for 22 minutes during a December game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in which he tallied 6 points in an overtime loss. Through 17 bids the jersey is priced over $80,000 after premium - giving an indicator that another six-figure Giannis sale could be imminent.
This 2012 game-used Los Angeles Lakers jersey represents a significant piece for the Kobe sports collectibles market as it comes from the last great season the Kobe-led Lakers would have in his career. In fact, the Lakers would only make the postseason one more time after the 2011-12 season and would be bounced in the first round, which means that the three playoff games this jersey was worn in comes from the final victorious playoff series of the late superstars storied career. Featuring the iconic purple and gold colors of the Lakers, Kobe donned the jersey in three road playoff games, including a 22-point performance in a pivotal game 4 that helped the Lakers take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The jersey is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the NBA and a hologram to verify its authenticity. Through 3 initial bids the jersey has reached $60,000 before the addition of buyer's premium.
As one of the most dominate teams of the 2010s, the 2013-14 Miami Heat were looking to repeat as NBA champions with their star-powered core of LeBron, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh intact. The Heat's success that season was largely due to the remarkable play of the King himself, LeBron James. James delivered Miami yet another MVP-caliber season, averaging 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game all while shooting an impressive 56.7% from the field. While the season would ultimately end with a stunned 4-1 NBA championship loss at the hands of Hall of Fame legend Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, this jersey represents the final run of LeBron's time South Beach. The red and black road jersey is photomatched by Meigray and the NBA to an April game against the Atlanta Hawks in which James led all scorers with 27 points in a losing effort. Through 8 bids the jersey has broken through $50,000 heading into extended bidding hours.
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