LA Lakers star raises more than $60,000 to help less fortunate.
Two championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents have been sold for more than $200,000 at a charity auction in America.
Goldin Auctions said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531 in the month-long auction that closed early Saturday morning.
A 2000 Lakers championship ring gifted by Bryant to his father, Joe, sold for $174,184. A ring given to his mother, Pamela, from the same championship season went for $108,153.
Bryant had filed a suit against the auction company, saying his mother didn’t have the right to sell the items.
A settlement was reached last month allowing six items to be auctioned after the five-time NBA champion’s parents apologised to their son and thanked him for his financial support.
The other items included Bryant’s 2000 NBA All-Star game ring, which sold for $55,597, two game-worn uniforms from high school and a medallion and ribbon from the 1996 Magic’s Roundball Classic.
As part of the sale, Goldin Auctions is donating $62,565 to The Bully Project, a Kobe Bryant supported charity.
The highest-priced item that wasn’t from the Bryant collection was a bat used by Jackie Robinson during his 1949 MVP season that sold for $159,867.
Bryant is currently battling to be fit in time to play in the Lakers pre-season, after undergoing surgery for a torn Achilles tendon.