LeBron James Jersey from Cavs Season Opener Auctions for $50K

Someone plunked down $50,040 Thursday night for the sweaty shirt LeBron James wore for his first game back in Cleveland.

James struggled in the Cavs’ season-opening loss to the visiting New York Knicks, but that doesn’t matter to high-end memorabilia collectors.

The NBA held the auction.


James didn’t play well in the game, scoring 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting in the 95-90 loss.


Other jerseys that sold on Thursday from that game included those of Kevin Love ($2,595) and Kyrie Irving ($5,761).


The NBA last auctioned off a Miami Heat jersey that James wore for the first half of Game 1 of last year’s NBA Finals. That jersey sold for $50,020.