The 3-point sharp shooter of the newly crown NBA Champions just put a dent into someone’s bank account at an auction that took place Thursday night. Steph Curry’s Game 3 jersey that was worn in the NBA Finals this year against the Cleveland Cavaliers was just sold for a record breaking amount.
According to ESPN,
The jersey worn by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in Game 3 of the NBA Finals sold Thursday night for $135,060.
The price is a record for a game-worn item auctioned by the NBA. The previous record was the $100,040 paid last year for the jersey Kobe Bryant wore in his final All-Star Game.
Curry’s jersey beat out rival LeBron James’s, which was purchased for the amount of $92,020, and Dubs teammates and NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant that was sold for $71,260. Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke on Curry’s new found stardom during this year’s playoffs,
“He’s probably the rare superstar where an eight-year-old kid can go, ‘He looks just like me. Maybe I can do it.'”
Kerr spoke on some of the comparison to Michael Jordan, which Kerr played with MJ in the Bulls many championship runs, Kerr states,
“The crowd size is similar, but the biggest difference is the children that gravitate toward Steph. You see so many little kids with Steph jerseys begging for his autograph.”
Steph Curry and the Warriors defeated the defending NBA Champions in the Finals this year in five games, and Durant took him his first NBA Finals MVP award.
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