The jersey LeBron James wore to break the NBA’s all-time scoring record is worth a fortune, according to an auction expert … who tells TMZ Sports it could rake in over $3 MILLION if it ever hit the block.
The L.A. Lakers superstar rocked the uniform against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday night … getting the 36 points he needed in it to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s mark of 38,387.
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Chris Ivy, the director of sports auctions at Heritage Auctions, tells us the James-used threads could easily fetch seven figures on the block … especially after his Game 7 jersey from the 2013 NBA finals sold for $3.7 mil in a Sotheby’s Auction a few weeks ago.
“I believe this jersey is just as historic and desirable, if not more so,” Ivy tells us. “So I would estimate it at more than $3 million.”
Of course, it’s unclear what will ever come of the jersey — James wasn’t asked about what he’ll do with it following the game.
The 38-year-old, though, did speak on the historic night following the game, calling it all “so surreal.”
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“This was not a goal for me,” James said. “That’s why it’s probably so surreal and just so weird to me because I never talked about being an all-time scorer in NBA history.”
James added, “I’ve been able to do some incredible things in this league and hopefully I can do some more incredible things before I’m done.”
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