Lot # 718: 4/11/2016 LEBRON JAMES SIGNED CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) GAME WORN THROWBACK JERSEY - 34 PTS. IN WIN TO CLINCH TOP SEED (NBA SOURCE)

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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 an incredible LeBron James game-worn throwback jersey from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ monumental 2015-16 NBA Championship season. The Cavs wore their gold throwbacks in six games during the regular season and this one was presented to us by an trusted NBA source as LeBron's gamer from April 11, 2016. The Cavs knocked off the Atlanta Hawks, 109-94, at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena to lock up home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. LeBron tallied 34 points to go along with six boards and six assists. King James 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 at 57-25. They marched through the playoffs relatively easily until their epic rematch with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which had a different ending this time around. LeBron’s incredible performances in the three straight elimination games brought the City of Cleveland its first professional sports title since 1964 (the NFL’s Browns) and put him in the discussion as one of the greatest of all-time.

The striking gold mesh throwback has “CAVALIERS” on the front and LeBron’s number “23” front and back, all coming in Cavs wine tackle twill outlined in white. “JAMES” is sewn directly onto the upper back in wine tackle twill, with the embroidered NBA logo patch sewn above. The arms and neck are trimmed with a wine, gold and white checkered pattern, as are both sides of the shirt. Shirt has appropriate “Adidas climacool Size XL” tagging on the front left tail with a LENGTH +2" flag tag. The game date “4/11” 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 “CCA05399” code. A third NBA tag labeled “HWC NIGHTS” [Hardwood Classic] is sewn just above to denote the Cavs throwback uniform worn at the Q that night. Inside the left inseam are the washing instructions and "08/15" manufacturing date tags.

The jersey displays evident wear and has been laundered. LeBron has signed the back '2' in black marker, which barely shows up against dark contrast of the wine number. The jersey was obtained through an impeccable NBA source (wishes to remain anonymous) who attests to LeBron signing the shirt in person. An incredible LeBron gamer to own in a popular style from the Cavs’ magical “Believeland” title run that finally delivered a championship to Cleveland after 52 years of heartache.

The autograph is deemed inconclusive by PSA/DNA due the similar color background against which it was signed. We are standing by the fact that our source witnessed LeBron sign it.