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What was the selling price of Wembanyama’s NBA debut jersey? Why is its sale significant for both the NBA and Sotheby’s?

French basketball player Victor Wembanyama’s jersey, which he wore in his debut performance in the NBA, was auctioned and sold for as much as $762,000.

El debut de Wembanyama en NBA alcanza cifras similares al de LeBron James
Mark J. RebilasUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

The jersey French basketball player Victor Wembanyama wore during his NBA debut against the Dallas Mavericks was sold for $762,000 at Sotheby’s auction house. Wembanyama wore the mentioned jersey in his debut in the NBA league against Dallas on October 25, and the initial price was 80,000 dollars.

Wembanyama’s jersey became automatically the most expensive worn in the debut match.

According to the American media, the cooperation between the NBA League and the auction house Sotheby’s began with this auction. Sotheby’s and the NBA will be hosting several auctions during the 2023-2024 NBA season. These auctions will feature your favorite player jerseys that are game-worn and straight off the court. As part of this partnership, you can purchase one-of-a-kind products, including jerseys from the Kia NBA Tip-Off, NBA All-Star Game, and NBA Finals.

NBA Auctions bidders will be invited to exclusive events at Sotheby’s throughout the coming years, including live auctions following the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals.

The young San Antonio basketball star has recorded 18.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game this season.