Lot # 717: 2/22/2016 LEBRON JAMES SIGNED CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) GAME WORN HOME JERSEY - 12 PTS. & 8 REB. VS. PISTONS (NBA SOURCE, PHOTO-MATCHED)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2017",
which ran from 1/4/2017 1:00 PM to
1/21/2017 8:00 PM



Offered here is a terrific LeBron James game-worn jersey from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ incredible 2015-16 NBA Championship season. He sported this white gamer on Feb. 22, 2016, at the Q as the Cavs fell to the visiting Detroit Pistons, 96-88. LeBron contributed 12 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists. "The King" averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists during the regular season as Cleveland finished with the Eastern Conference’s best record. They poured through the playoffs in a relatively easy manner until their epic rematch with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and we all know how that ended. LeBron’s incredible performances in three straight elimination games brought euphoria to the state of Ohio and put him in the discussion as one of the greatest ever.

The offered white jersey (typically worn at home) has “CAVALIERS” on the front and “JAMES” on the back in Cavs wine tackle twill letters. LeBron’s No. “23” appears on the front and back in wine outlined in white. The sleeves and collar have wine and gold striped trim. Embroidered NBA logo patch sewn on upper back. Shirt has appropriate "Adidas climacool Size XL" tagging with a "Length +2" flag tag on the front left tail. The game date "2/22" is hand-written in black marker by the equipment manager on the Player ID panel of the manufacturer’s tag. Adjacent is the NBA Authentication tag with a "CCA 04062" code. The bottom of shirttail has an upside down gold tag reading “All for one. One for all.” Inside the left inseam are the washing instructions and "05/15" manufacturing date tags.

The jersey shows evidence of wear and has been laundered. LeBron has signed the back of the jersey in gold paint pen on the number '2' making the autograph difficult to decipher against the wine background. The jersey was obtained through an impeccable NBA source (wishes to remain anonymous) who attests to LeBron signing the shirt in person. It can be matched to several game photos on Getty. A spectacular gamer to own from LeBron during the Cavs’ magical “Believeland” title run that finally delivered a championship to Cleveland after 52 years of heartache.

Includes LOA from Resolution Photomatching with a conclusive high-resolution side-by-side photo-match from the 2/22/16 game. The autograph is deemed inconclusive by PSA due to the pen color being essentially the same as the background. We stand behind our source who witnessed LeBron sign the jersey.