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    2020 LeBron James NBA Top Shot (Series 1) Base Set - Dunk #223/1000 This NBA Top Shot offers unparalleled athletic excellence and a touching homage from one sports icon to another, combined with newest and hottest trend in the collecting industry. After the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, tributes from across the globe poured in for the Laker legend. On the eve of Kobe's burial in a game versus the Rockets, LeBron James offered this on-court tribute to one of his basketball idols in a fashion only the greatest athlete of his generation could.

    On the same court at the Staples Center where Kobe excelled nightly, LeBron executed an unbelievable reverse, two-hand windmill dunk that mirrors exactly a highlight Kobe performed nineteen years earlier, on the same hoop. When viewed side by side the two throwdowns are identical, as if King James was channeling the Mamba in that poignant moment and telling Kobe, and all the Los Angeles faithful watching, the team was in good hands and he would carry on the Laker Legacy Bryant carried before him. James would make good on that promise delivering another NBA title to Lakers fans worldwide just months later.

    Certainly LeBron and Kobe have more in common than Lakers purple and gold--they share elite talent, single-minded determination and the unlikely transition directly from high school to basketball's highest court in the land. The pair won gold together at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. They shared a bond evident every time LeBron spoke about Bryant following his tragic death last year.

    More recently, as a parting gift to Bryant, after leading the Lakers to the 2020 title, posting an image on his Twitter feed after lofting the Larry O'Brien Trophy posing somberly with a Bryant jersey above the words, "Hope I made you proud my brother." Their connection is undeniable, and any item that bears reference to the two icons holds special significance for basketball fans and collectors worldwide, be it tangible or digital.

    This is the most iconic NBA Top Shot Moment available, one all collectors of the blockchain secured collectibles desire to have in their collection. It is from the initial Series 1 release of the NFT phenomenon, one that stands as the sporting world's introduction to the digital collectible and the one all future releases will build upon as its influence and value expands. Limited to 1000 minted for this Base Set release, this offering boast a low serial number of 223, which also includes a "23" jersey number tribute to King James, an attribute that carries extra significance among Top Shot collectors. In the Top Shot marketplace, King James resides on the throne, commanding premium money for moments that feature him, and even Moments where he is simply included. This example has him at the forefront in spectacular fashion exhibiting the unique skills that have made him a favorite among fans and collectors the world over. Early adopters to the digital collectable have secured any example of this Moment they can get their hands on, and this offering will allow one bidder to elevate his or her collection with one winning bid.


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    May, 2021
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