LeBron James' high school jersey up for auction

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 30, 2019 06:45 AM
LeBron James' high school jersey up for auction
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 4: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the National Anthem before a pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings on October 4, 2018 at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned.

The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron features green lettering with the word "Irish" and number 23, the same number he'd later wear for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Goldin Auctions says James gave the jersey to its current owner, an unidentified seller who attended the school.

The auction house says 5% of the proceeds will go to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The auction runs until Oct. 19. Early bidding reached $37,000.

James now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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