Floyd Mayweather Gifted Rare $15K Kobe Bryant & LeBron James Training Card – The Hype Magazine
Published on March 15th, 2021 | by Guest Editor
Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James and former Lakers legend Kobe Bryant are two of the best basketball players of all time. Because both players played simultaneously, Kobe versus LeBron is considered the biggest NBA final match that never took place.
Topps created a trading card of Kobe and LeBron for the 2008-09 season, the year that the two future Hall of Famers were supposed to meet in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately, LeBron and the Cavs lost to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Sadly, LeBron and the Cavs lost to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic at the Eastern Conference final.
Remember when LeBron/Kobe were supposed to meet in the NBA Finals? – https://t.co/jxgWAA5TsC
Kobe Bryant’s $15,000 trading card was gifted to @FloydMayweather for his Birthday
— 👑📍Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) February 25, 2021
The card costs $15,000 on eBay and was recently given to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather by Wooter Apparel, according to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Mayweather says he’s going to have LeBron sign the card, according to Boardroom.
The @WooterApparel team gifted this 2008 Topps Chrome Kobe/LeBron PSA 10 card ($15,000 on eBay) to Floyd Mayweather for his birthday. 👀
— Boardroom (@boardroom) February 26, 2021
Kobe and his legacy played an important role in the four-time champion coming to the Lakers in the summer of 2018 in hopes of becoming the next big Laker.
James had finally planned to sit down with Kobe on how he handled playing in the City of Angels for his entire 20-year career. Unfortunately, that meeting never happened when Bryant and his daughter Gianna were tragically killed in a helicopter crash last year. LeBron is still distressed at the idea of not having the conversation with the late legend.