6 Kobe Items Go For $433,531 At Auction

By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
Two NBA championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities.

Nike Inc. President and CEO, Mark Parker shakes Kobe Bryant's hand after receiving a Hyperdunk shoe during a news conference Monday, April 7, 2008, in Beaverton, Ore. Parker and Kobe introduced the Nike Hyperdunk to the media at Nike's world headquarters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

WEST BERLIN, N.J. (AP) -- Two NBA championship rings that Kobe Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities.

Goldin Auctions said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531 in the monthlong 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 apologized to their son and thanked him for his financial support.


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