Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals will live on in infamy for the simple fact that LeBron James couldn’t finish due to severe cramping. The air conditioning in San Antonio’s AT&T Center stopped working midway and all the players began to sweat profusely.
James may have failed to win the championship this year but one sports fan doesn’t seem to mind. He just dropped big bucks on the player’s scummy jerseys, including more than $50,000 for the LeBron Heat jersey worn in the first have.
Reports Fox Sports:
Now, King James’ jersey from the first half of Game 1 — he and other Miami players apparently ditched their sweaty jerseys for fresh ones at half time — brought a hefty sum of $50,020 at an NBA auction, skyrocketing from an opening bid of $250 on June 12.
Maybe the winning bidder — identified only as j****n — is trying to reenact Crampgate with his or her buddies, because the $50K paid for LeBron’s jersey was apparently just the start.
J****n also won auctions for the Game 1 jerseys of Tim Duncan ($20,770); Kawhi Leonard ($14,020); Tony Parker ($11,020); Dwyane Wade ($10,770); Ray Allen ($5,770); Chris Bosh ($5,770); Shane Battier ($2,820); and Chris Anderson ($1,851).
That’s a lot of cash for underarm funk, for sure.
Check out the musty memorabilia in the gallery below.
Photos: YouTube, NBA Auctions