Drake spent $200,000 trying to find a super-rare Lebron James Triple Logoman card from Panini a few months ago. Check it out here.
Lebron James : Triple logoman | lifetime nike deal
James grew up playing basketball for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
He was heavily touted by the national media as a future NBA superstar. A prep-to-pro, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft.
Named the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year, he soon established himself as one of the league’s premier players, leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals appearance in 2007 and winning the NBA MVP award in 2009 and 2010.
After failing to win a championship with Cleveland, James left in 2010 as a free agent to join the Miami Heat; this was announced in a nationally televised special titled The Decision and is among the most controversial free agency moves in sports history.
Lebron James Triple Logoman
Auctioneers in New York are speculating that a one-of-a-kind LeBron James trading card can be worth more than $6 million when it goes up for sale this month.
The card is a special “Triple Logoman” card, which is a single-issue piece that has patches taken from jerseys of LeBron James which he wore during his time at the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
These sports cards are issued by Italian trading card company Panini in the 2020-21 edition of the “Flawless” collection, These cards are highly coveted by the collectors and created a frenzy among avid fans like Canadian rapper Drake, who bought 10 cases of these basketball cards in a but failed attempt to locate any.
Similarly in April 2021, an “ultra-rare” signed rookie card of LeBron James sold for $5.2 million, breaking the then-record for the most expensive basketball card ever sold. The PWCC Marketplace released a statement about the card on social media.
The statement said, “At the heart of every collector in 2003 was the hope of pulling the ultra-rare LeBron James Rookie Patch Auto Parallel numbered to 23 copies. With so few ever becoming available and demand increasing by the day, this card is quickly becoming the crown jewel of all sports card investing.”
But in terms of global sports, the LeBron James rookie card is second-most expensive for any sports trading card, tying the amount paid for a 1952 rookie card for baseball great Mickey Mantle. The auction for this rare “Triple Logoman” card will start on Wednesday and ends on 25 June.
Lifetime nike deal
Kevin Durant has become the third NBA player ever to ink a lifetime deal with Nike. Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the other NBA stars to have lifetime Nike deals.
The Phoenix Suns star shared the news about the deal in a post on Boardroom, the media outlet he co-founded.
“When I first signed with Nike, I couldn’t have dreamed of how far we’d go in this partnership, We’ve done amazing work creatively and philanthropically,” said Durant.
“We’ve done amazing work creatively and philanthropically. We’ve traveled the world together and built a business that will now last forever. I’m excited for the future and honored to be in rare company with this deal,” he added.
Durant had first signed an endorsement deal with Nike as an NBA rookie in 2007. Since then his association with the company, has grown to encompass his commitment to philanthropy, including basketball at the grassroots level through his Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.
Durant is currently playing in the NBA playoffs. Recently, in game 5 against Los Angeles Clippers, he delivered a terrific performance to ensure Suns’ 4-1 series win. Durant finished with 31 points, six rebounds and four assists in the game. Devin Booker was the best performer of the game as he finished with 47 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
“As one of best basketball players in the world, Kevin Durant has been an important part of the Nike family for the past 16 years,” said John Slusher, Nike’s executive vice president of global sports marketing. “We look forward to continuing to serve the next generation of athletes together.”