NBA Top Shot Sale: Lakers’ LeBron James Highlights Sells For a Record-Breaking Amount

Published 02/22/2021, 11:26 PM EST
LeBron James attends Harlem’s Fashion Row at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)


LeBron James has been in the league for 18 years and during this time, he has earned a huge fan following. Due to his insane popularity, fans love to collect James’ game-worn shoes or his jerseys. Moreover, fans also love gathering players’ cards for James and many other NBA players.

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While the player cards industry is still going strong, there is now a new way for NBA fanatics to show their love for their favorite players. Recently, NBA Top Shot was launched, and it has received tremendous love from people around the globe.

Gone are the days when you had to preserve player cards of your favorite stars. Now, you can just go on the NBA Top Shot website and buy in-game highlights for your favorite NBA stars. Furthermore, NBA Top Shot works on the blockchain principle, which allocates a unique serial number to your purchase.

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The insane popularity of LeBron James

Following the growth of the NBA Top Shot site, a LeBron James fan bought his highlight for a record-breaking price of $208,000.

The NBA Top Shot Twitter handle tweeted about the sale with the caption,ALL HAIL THE KING. @YoDough scooped up this Legendary LeBron James Moment from our Cosmic Series 1 set for $208,000. This Moment is from our first Legendary set ever minted. The top acquisition for any NBA Top Shot Moment … so far. Congrats on the nice pickup!”

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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The LBJ highlight featured his insane dunk on Nemanja Bjelica in the 2019-20 NBA season. While the $208,000 is the highest price paid for a Top Shot as of now, it might be broken soon. The entire NBA community’s interest has spiked about this site, and it’s only a matter of time before purchases worth millions of dollars start surfacing.

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What are your thoughts on this insane price paid for an LBJ Top Shot highlight?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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