Eight never-before-seen photos of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant were recently sold as NFTs, with each selling for more than $10,000 each. According to ESPN, the photos were taken by David Factor for a magazine shoot back in 1999. It was held in a abandoned warehouse in downtown L.A. Contrary to his usual photos on a Lakers jersey, though, Bryant wore a variety of outfits for the shoot.
The Warriors star made a huge investment into the Bored Ape Yacht Club amounting to a grand total of 55 Ethereum or approximately $180k by today’s standards. Curry even changed his profile picture on Twitter to the ape he had bought, to flex his latest six-digit purchase a little bit. Stephen Curry’s ape is one of thousands of different ape NFTs from their collection. The Warriors star gaines access to a members-only club. Their website explains in more detail what the club is all about.
Blockchain history was made on Wednesday after a LeBron James digital collectible on the popular NFT platform NBA Top Shot was sold for $230,023. The Los Angeles Lakers star was the previous record-holder with a digital asset from a similar class that was acquired last March for $210,000. This latest purchase marks the highest ever sale done on the platform since it started back in July 2020.
Kobe Bryant’s 1-of-2 Air Jordans are going live for IPO shares today on his birthday, Aug. 23. The late legendary basketball player’s French Blue Air Jordan 12 Retro sneakers, currently valued at $89,000, are being auctioned for IPO by Collectable. The platform creates affordable stock shares in sports memorabilia, making them more accessible for fans to invest in. Bryant’s unique sneakers, one of two pairs ever worn by him, will become available for fans to purchase $10 shares, starting at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Darren Rovell: Signed jersey worn by Magic Johnson in 1980 Finals clincher and — believe it not — photo matched to two NBA Finals games four years later — sold at @HeritageAuction early this morning for $1.5 million.
The shoes Kobe Bryant wore for his VERY FIRST NBA game can now be yours — if you got half a milli lying around — ’cause the iconic kicks are hitting the auction block! The Black Mamba arrived on the scene for the L.A. Lakers on November 3, 1996, against the Minnesota Timberwolves … going scoreless in just 6 minutes of action off the bench. Bryant rocked a custom pair of size 14 Adidas kicks as he stepped on the court for the first time … which he ended up giving away to a diehard fan outside The Forum after the game.