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Kobe Bryant championship ring given to his father to be auctioned off

Kobe Bryant ring

30 Oct 2001: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers displays his championship ring as teammate Shaquille O’'Neal looks on before their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Lakers won 98-87. Mandatory Credit: Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images Digital Image NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE

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When the Lakers won their first title of the Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O’Neal era in 2000, Kobe paid for two extra full-sized championship rings to be made. He gave one ring to his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, and one to his mother, Pamela.

The 40-diamond championship ring given to his father is now going up for auction through Goldin Auctions, reports TMZ.

The Kobe Bryant championship ring is expected to sell for more than $250,000. Goldin Auctions sold Pamela’s ring a month ago for $260,000.

Other Kobe memorabilia going up for sale includes a Kobe, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James signed basketball; and, a very rare 1996-1997 Topps Chrome Refractors Kobe Bryant rookie card.

Since the tragic death of Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash earlier this year, the value of Kobe memorabilia has shot up as buyers jumped at the chance to have a memory of him in their collections.