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Kobe Bryant’s Father Puts His Lakers Championship Ring Up for Auction

Kobe Bryant gifted his father, Joe Bryant, an exact replica of his NBA championship ring after the Lakers won in 2000

The description revealed that the piece of jewelry was a token Kobe gave his father after the athlete won his first championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000. “We regret our actions and statements related to the Kobe Bryant auction memorabilia,” they told ESPN at the time. The decision to sell the ring comes three years after Kobe died at age 41 in a helicopter crash alongside daughter Gianna, 13, and seven of their friends.

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