James drove a 2003 Hummer H2, and it is going
up for auction on Monday before being sold on Dec. 8.
So what's the price of the vehicle that LeBron drove while he
attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio? A
piece of his past won't come cheap.
According to Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin, the car is
"definitely a six-figure piece."
James' mother Gloria took out a $50,000 loan to pay for the car
that she gave him for his 18th birthday. That led to an
investigation by Ohio basketball officials before questions of
LeBron's eligibility were cleared.
Four days after he was cleared, though, the Ohio High School
Athletic Association ruled James ineligible for accepting two
throwback jerseys valued at $845 from an urban clothing store in
exchange for posing for pictures.
After taking the state's governing body to court and winning the
appeal, James led St. Vincent-St. Mary to a third state
championship in his four seasons. He was the No. 1 overall pick
right out of high school by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003
James installed a custom sound system, three TVs and a Sony
PlayStation 2 when he had the car, undoubtedly increasing its
current Kelley Blue Book value of $18,000.
Put up for auction on eBay in December 2013, the Hummer could
have been purchased for $64,800, which was the "Buy It Now"
price listed then by Cleveland Autos Direct Online. It was sold
for an undisclosed amount, and went on display at the Greater
(Field Level Media)
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