The jersey was auctioned off by Grey Flannel Auctions, whose officials said it matched all the markings compared with photos of the uniform. It is not known who supplied the uniform, nor who purchased it. The previous record for a basketball jersey was $190,414 in 2011 for an ABA Virginia Squires jersey worn by Dr. J.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are going back to black. The team announced on its Twitter account that it will wear its famed black, sleeved alternative uniforms in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.