Kobe Bryant's game-worn Los Angeles Lakers Jersey from his only MVP season scored $5.8 million today, becoming the most valuable Bryant item ever sold at auction and second most valuable basketball jersey ever sold.
One of Kobe Bryant's iconic jerseys was sold at a Sotheby's auction for $5.8 million Thursday, becoming the most expensive memorabilia of the late basketball star.
The previous record for a Bryant collectible was held by a worn and autographed jersey from his 1996-1997 season that was sold in 2021 for $3.7 million.
The 5-time NBA champion had worn his new record-setting jersey in 25 games during the 2007-2008 season. One of the most memorable shots of Bryant's only MVP season was marked on April 23, 2008 in a playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.