NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is placing 4 of his NBA championship rings up for public sale in an effort to boost funds for his Skyhook Foundation charity.
According to ESPN, Kareem is auctioning the 1980, 1985, 1987 and 1988 championship rings he earned as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, in addition to a variety of different game-used and autographed items.
“When it comes to picking between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room, or offering youngsters with a possibility to alter their lives, the selection is fairly easy. Sell all of it,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote on his blog.
“Looking again on what I’ve performed with my life, as a substitute of gazing on the sparkle of jewels or gold plating celebrating one thing I did a very long time in the past, I would quite look into the delighted face of a kid holding their first caterpillar and take into consideration what I is likely to be doing for his or her future.
“That’s a historical past that has no worth.”
Worth noting, Kareem writes that he’s “on a stable monetary path” and isn’t promoting his gadgets for any private achieve. Proceeds from the sale of the rings and different gadgets will go to the Skyhook Foundation charity to assist profit youngsters study science, expertise, engineering and math.
You can take a look at the public sale here.