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LeBron Just Broke the NBA Scoring Record—Now His NFTs Are Flying
NBA Top Shot reports surging LeBron NFT sales, plus sold out a pack drop that could net buyers his record-breaking moment.
LeBron James broke the NBA’s all-time scoring record on Tuesday, scoring his 38,388th point and surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 39-year-old mark in the process. Since then, LeBron hype is apparently fueling increased NFT sales on NBA Top Shot—including packs that could win buyers an NFT of the record-breaking shot.
Dapper Labs tells Decrypt that sales of LeBron James NFTs have surged since Sunday, February 5, as the expected moment drew near. The platform registered nearly $234,000 worth of LeBron NFT sales via its secondary marketplace from Sunday through this morning.
That sales tally represents nearly 2,500 individual NFT sales for James, marking the largest total for the Los Angeles Lakers star on NBA Top Shot since May 2022. One of those moments sold for $13,500, making it the largest Top Shot sale this week, per data from DappRadar.
The Waiting Room is now open.
The final 25,000 packs go on sale at 2pm ET.
Starting Feb 23, anyone who bought a pack will get an airdrop that could have one of 99 Legendary Record-Breaking Moments.
LeBron’s impact hasn’t been solely on secondary market sales, however. On Wednesday, Dapper Labs held a new drop of 100,000 packs of NFT collectibles for $9 apiece. Each buyer will be airdropped a free additional pack with a single NFT beginning on February 23—and some of those buyers will receive an NFT of the record-breaking moment.
Just 99 editions of LeBron’s shot will be minted on NBA Top Shot. Already, 25 of them have been reserved for the top overall collectors on the platform based on their user score—which is accumulated by trading NFTs and completing gamified challenges.