Kobe Bryant’s gold and diamond ring raises $ 206,000 from a collector at auction after the death of the NBA star
Kobe Bryant’s gold and diamond ring collects $ 206,000 from the collector at auction four months after the tragic death of the NBA star
- Kobe gave parents matching rings after his team’s victory in 2000
- After a dispute that brought the family to court, Kobe allowed his parents to sell six items
- Ring was sold to a private collector in 2013 as part of a six-part lot
- Bryant died January 26 in a tragic helicopter crash
- Daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant, 13 and seven others died in a tragedy
A 14k gold and diamond ring that Kobe Bryant bought for his mother, who later sold it, raised over $ 206,000 from an unnamed collector at auction.
The private collector obtained the ring in a six-item lot for $ 280,000 in 2013 from Bryant’s parents Joe and Pamela Bryant in a sale preceded by a family drama, as 41-year-old Kobe was against the sale.
The latest: a 14k gold and diamond ring that Kobe Bryant bought for his mother, who later sold it, raised over $ 206,000 from an unnamed collector at auction
After a dispute that brought the family to trial in the spring of 2013, Kobe eventually had his parents move six of the items, which they did.
Kobe had the rings made special following his Lakers’ victory over the Indiana Pacers led by Reggie Miller in June 2000.
After the series, in which Shaquille O’Neal was called the MVP series, Kobe went looking for a pair of dainty rings for his parents, each piece containing 40 diamonds.
A second ring that Kobe donated to his father Joe could go on sale soon, the outlet reported.
History: Kobe had the rings made special after his Lakers’ win over the Indiana Pacers led by Reggie Miller in June 2000
A look back: After a dispute that brought the family to trial in 2013, Kobe eventually had parents Joe and Pam move six of the items into what the deal was seven years ago
Dynamic Duo: After the June 2000 series, Shaquille O’Neal was named Series MVP
Bryant daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. They are survived by Vanessa Bryant, Natalia, Bianka and Capri.
Also killed in the crash was basketball coach Christina Mauser; John Altobelli, a baseball coach from Orange Coast College, with his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa; and Sarah Chester and daughter Payton (one of Gianna’s basketball teammates, along with Alyssa).
The group went to the Mamba Sports Academy in Kobe in Thousand Oaks at the time of the Orange County fatal crash. Officials earlier this month said the crash was accidentally sentenced; the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report may not be out for months.
The late NBA icon will be included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 later this year.