Kobe Bryant’s father auctions off his first NBC Championship ring

Kobe Bryant’s father, Joe Bryant, the 2000 NBC Championship ring his son gifted him.

As per the reports by Goldin, the ring is a 14-karat gold and features 40 diamonds, including five larger round diamonds on either side of the face, which showcase the word ‘LAKERS’ filled with purple enamel.

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The jewelry is in the former Los Angeles Laker’s ring size of 11 and half, weighs about 59.6 grams, and comes with a letter of authorization from the athlete’s mother Pam Bryant.

It must be noted that this is not the actual ring won by Kobe, but rather a replica that was ordered by the late athlete for his father.

“Obtained directly from the Bryant family, this ring is a true one-of-a-kind, and we can confirm that it is the only championship ring ever given by Kobe to his father,” as read on the auction site.