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We have received communication from the manufacturer of this ring, OC Tanner, that only one ring was produced for each member of the team. The ring offered here is the ring they produced to be given to Kobe Bryant and is not a replica or duplicate, but the original ring produced for Kobe Bryant as a member of the 2012 Olympic Team. We cannot confirm if the ring was ever given to Bryant.

Featuring star players such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the 2012 Team USA Olympic basketball team was overflowing with premiere talent. Not surprisingly then, the U.S. squad rolled to an 8-0 overall record during the London Games, as Team USA completed its perfect run with a victory over Spain in the Gold Medal Game. Durant led the team in scoring with of average of 19.5 points per game, while Kevin Love recorded a team-high 7.6 rebounds per contest. Bryant added 12.1 PPG.

Olympic assistant coach Jim Boeheim described Kobe’s passion saying, “He was determined that we were going to win the Olympics and he was not going to be denied.” Kobe said before debuting at the Olympic Games that he valued a gold medal above an NBA championship. “It was something that was very personal to us to put our country back on top. It’s a different feeling playing for your country. When you’re playing in the NBA you’re playing for a particular city, but when you’re playing for your country those lines go away. It carries a great honor that goes above and beyond winning the NBA championship.”

Presented here is a 14K gold Kobe Bryant Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist ring, featuring a depiction of the famed Olympic rings centered on the face, with “LONDON” above and “2012” below. “GOLD MEDALIST” appears around the outer perimeter, with the two words separated on each side by a row of diamonds. One side of the ring reads “BRYANT” and “TEAM USA” in increasingly larger rows of letters. The opposite side displays an image of a basketball player above “USA” as “BASKETBALL” appears at the very top. Manufacturer and 14K marks appear inside the band of this approximate size 12 ½ ring. This item weighs approximately 17.1 grams. This ring comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (AF09614) for the ring’s authenticity.

Please note that this lot has a 25% Buyer’s Premium (28% if payment is made using a credit card and/or is not paid within 10 days of invoice). Goldin Auctions will be donating 5% of the winning bid price to the MambaOnThree Fund.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $70,000.00
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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