Ex-NBA All-Star auctions Olympic gold medal
By Adi Joseph, USA TODAY
Going once, going twice … Here’s your chance to join Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and even Christian Laettner as an Olympic men’s basketball gold medalist.
Walter Davis, a six-time NBA All-Star and the Phoenix Suns’ all-time leading scorer, is auctioning off the medal he won as part of the 1976 U.S. gold medal team. It’s part of Grey Flannel Auctions‘ seventh annual Basketball Hall of Fame induction auction, which will take place live from Springfield, Mass.
The current top bid is $12,000, but online bidding will continue until Sept. 6. And there are plenty other cool things, like All-Star jerseys and championship rings, up for sale if the gold medal is out of your price range.
The 1976 U.S. team was led by Davis, Phil Ford, Scott May and Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley. It has a unique place in USA Basketball history, as the Soviet Union won gold in 1972 on a controversial call and the USA boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games during the Cold War.
Hat tip to CBS Sports.