A game-worn jersey of basketball superstar LeBron James sold for $3.7 million at auction Friday.

This is five times more than the previous record for one of his jerseys.

The sale comes with even higher-than-usual interest in the 38-year-old LA Lakers icon as he approaches the NBA’s all-time scoring record.

Sotheby’s in New York sold the jersey, which James wore while playing for the Miami Heat in their seven wins in the 2013 NBA Finals game against the San Antonio Spurs.

He broke the previous record of $630,000 for a James All-Star jersey worn in 2020.

Game-used sports memorabilia is big business.

Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey, which sold for $10.1 million in September 2022, is currently the most valuable of its kind.

Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” T-shirt sold for $9.3 million at Sotheby’s in London last year.

Sotheby’s also sold a dress worn by the late Princess Diana for $604,800 on Friday.

AFP / Mercy Chukwudiebere