September 28, 2018

Would you like to have one of the championship nets that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar cut down while he was at UCLA? Maybe a game used Milwaukee Bucks jersey? Or how about a Los Angeles Lakers championship ring?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar championship rings

These items and a whole lot more will be put up for auction by Abdul-Jabbar. According to him, it’s not happening because he’s short on money, he simply just doesn’t have enough space for all of his memorabilia from his playing days.

“It’s not hard to sell this stuff,” Abdul-Jabbar told Darren Rovell of ESPN on Thursday. “I mean it’s valuable, but I’m not a museum. If I kept all this stuff, it would take up half my house.”

However to me, something just doesn’t seem right with Kareem’s claim – because championship rings just don’t take up much space.

Ken Goldin, whose Goldin Auctions is conducting the auction Oct. 1-27, said the value of the items is hard to estimate because they are so unique. Goldin expects the championship rings to sell for at least $250,000 each, and a jersey from his Bucks days is expected to top six figures.

Abdul-Jabbar says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to his Skyhook Foundation. His foundation helps underprivileged youths gain educational opportunities. Abdul-Jabbar’s work with the Skyhook Foundation has spread a very positive message that combines education and sport to serve kids in need.

Please remember as always I buy championship rings. If you would like to see your championship ring in complete privacy, please contact me.

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