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    Presented by Kobe Bryant to his father-in-law

    2001 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring. The future Hall of Fame guard had this ring made up for his wife's father, a gorgeous piece identical to those issued to the players themselves but for the "Papa Steve" engraving on the shank where the owner's surname would typically reside.

    The top of the ring contains thirty-nine yellow diamonds with the following white diamonds used to fill in the two Larry O'Brien trophies: twenty-two full cut white diamonds pave set in the trophies which equal .27 carats. There are also two .25 carat cut diamonds which represent the basketballs. Two more .15 carat diamonds are showcased on the sides. "World Champions Lakers" surrounds the perimeter. One shank reads "Papa Steve 15 1 56 26" (playoff record and regular season record) while the opposite side has a Lakers embossed emblem and "Back 2 Back 2001" in a triangular formation. This was in reference to Phil Jackson's triangle offense which he popularized. Interior band is stamped "14K" and measures to a size ten. Included is a photocopy of "Papa Steve" Laine's jewelry appraisal listing the value at $8,500, absent the premium for its sports collectibles appeal. Original hinged wooden display box included.

    *A donation of $100 to the American Red Cross is required to attend the Live auction.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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