T he National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sotheby’s today announced a multiyear partnership, making Sotheby’s the Official Game Worn Source of the NBA. The collaboration will provide fans access to purchase a wide-range of iconic game-worn NBA memorabilia.
To commemorate the partnership, the NBA and Sotheby’s launched their Tip-Off auction today, which features a notable selection of more than 60 game-worn jerseys, from Kia NBA Tip-Off 2023 as well as prior seasons. Highlights from the auction will be publicly available at Sotheby’s New York Headquarters 14-21 November, with bidding open through 21 November.
Introducing NBA Auctions
“The NBA is one of the most iconic and beloved sports leagues globally, and its game-worn memorabilia have captured the hearts of fans and collectors worldwide,” said Brahm Wachter, Head of Modern Collectibles, Sotheby’s. “Our journey in the sports memorabilia world aligns with our broader mission of expanding access to and ownership of extraordinary objects with exceptional provenance. We look forward to providing a platform that enables fans and collectors to own a piece of NBA history with unparalleled level of trust and assurance.”
“Our partnership with Sotheby’s provides NBA fans around the world the opportunity to own special pieces of NBA history from the very moments that celebrate their fandom,” said Matt Holt, Head of Consumer Products, NBA. “We look forward to leveraging Sotheby’s expertise in art and luxury as we offer collectors and fans a seamless experience to access the best of NBA memorabilia through our marketplace.”
Throughout the 2023-24 NBA season, Sotheby’s will host a variety of auctions – both online and live – that feature NBA game-worn jerseys, apparel, and other memorabilia available for purchase only at Sotheby’s. The exclusive products will include items from marquee events, such as Kia NBA Tip-Off, NBA Christmas Day, NBA All-Star, the NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV, NBA In-Season Tournament, regular season games and more.