Jerseys Worn by Players Competing in NBA Finals to be Auctioned Off During Games
NEW YORK, June 4, 2008 – NBA fans will have the chance to own the actual jerseys worn by their favorite players competing in The Finals. An auction of the jerseys worn by each player from the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers during Game 1 and Game 3 of The Finals will begin with the tipoff of each game.
For the first time ever, fans can visit NBA.com while Games 1 and 3 are being played to bid on the actual jerseys each player is wearing on court. A jersey for every active player from each team will be available giving fans the choice to own either the player’s home or away jersey. The Game 1 auction will run from June 5 to June 24 and the Game 3 auction will run from June 10 to June 26.
MeiGray, the official game-worn source of the NBA, will oversee the auction on NBA.com, and authenticate the jerseys with a unique security system which includes a special code, tag, and security number placed on the jersey before players wear them on court during The Finals. After the games are played, the jerseys will be securely stored until they are delivered to the winners.
“This is unique way to bring our fans closer to The Finals,” said Lisa Goldberg, NBA Senior Director of Trading Cards and Memorabilia. “Giving fans the chance to bid on jerseys while the games are in progress is a whole new way to get exclusive memorabilia from the NBA’s premier event of the season.”
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