Via TMZ Sports:

Kobe ultimately agreed to allow his parents to sell 6 items — including the rings — and, in 2013, they sold to a private collector (a big Lakers fan) for a total of $280,000.

Now, that private collector went to Goldin Auction to see what they could get for the rings … and obviously, the value has skyrocketed.

The minimum bid was $15,000 — and after 20 total bids, it sold for $206k.

AND … the ring Kobe gave his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, is expected to hit the auction block soon and it could fetch even more than Pam’s ring.

As for the identity of the new buyer, that has no been disclosed — and may never be.

We bet Kobe’s parents wish they would have kept the rings.  Although they probably would have just sold them off themselves after his death.

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