Hefner and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss were good friends.
Playboy magazine to the founder Hugh Hefnerille The awarded Los Angeles Lakers championship ring from the 1999-2000 NBA season has ended up as an auction item.
The ring is up for grabs at SCP Auctions, which specializes in sports memorabilia and trading cards on the website For a starting price of 7,500 dollars, or roughly 7,000 euros. The price of the ring was $8,250 early Tuesday evening.
Decorated with gold and diamonds, the championship ring is similar to the ring players receive. In that season, the Lakers won their first championship since 1988, and the team included, among others Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
The ring bearing Hefner’s name will be auctioned in its original box and will come with a certificate of authenticity from the Hefner family. Hefner died at the age of 91 in 2017.
American by TMZ Sport including Hefner and the Lakers’ late owner Jerry Buss were good friends, which also explains the championship ring he got. Hefner followed the Lakers regularly on site throughout his life.