One man billed the game as “one of the biggest sporting events...ever”—and now, for the right price, you can own a piece of James’ historic loss to the New York Knicks in the form of his game-worn navy blue jersey.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that the NBA is auctioning off the jersey James wore on the floor for his first regular-season contest after returning to Cleveland.
Auction for jersey LeBron wore in regular season return to Cleveland hits $8K http://t.co/KfjFMVOmNC— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 11, 2014
NBA Auctions lists the article as a “2XL+2 inches” game-worn jersey donned by James in the second half of the season opener.
Printed on the front hem under the jock tag are the words, “All for one. One for all.”
The jersey also features a custom microphone pouch used for James’ “mic’d up” audio.
“LeBron James was ‘mic’d up’ during the game,” according to the NBA Auction’s description. “His jersey has a black pouch on the inside where the microphone resides. There is also ‘sticky tape’ residue on the inside of the jersey to help secure the microphone.”
You want LeBresidue? You’ll get LeBresidue—but it will cost you.
As of Tuesday morning, the jersey is listed at a relatively affordable $7,960 after 20 bids. Unfortunately, that dollar amount will likely inflate to around the U.S. gross domestic product by the time the auction ends on November 20 at 9:05 p.m. ET.
Then again, it’s a pretty sleek and special uniform, so it could be worth a deliberate and well-written letter to Santa. He’ll find a way.
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