Kobe Bryant championship ring given to his father to be auctioned off

Kobe Bryant ring
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When the Lakers won their first title of the Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O’Neal era in 2000, Kobe paid for two extra full-sized championship rings to be made. He gave one ring to his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, and one to his mother, Pamela.

The 40-diamond championship ring given to his father is now going up for auction through Goldin Auctions, reports TMZ.

The Kobe Bryant championship ring is expected to sell for more than $250,000. Goldin Auctions sold Pamela’s ring a month ago for $260,000.

Other Kobe memorabilia going up for sale includes a Kobe, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James signed basketball; and, a very rare 1996-1997 Topps Chrome Refractors Kobe Bryant rookie card.

Since the tragic death of Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash earlier this year, the value of Kobe memorabilia has shot up as buyers jumped at the chance to have a memory of him in their collections.