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Thursday, June 17 2021 - 22:11
NBA Rookie of the Year: LaMelo Ball to auction off autographed triple-double shoes tied to #1 'GOLD SUN' NFT
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

NBA Rookie LaMelo Ball will auction off the pair of autographed Puma Clyde 
All-Pro Elf shoes worn on January 9th, 2021 -- the night Ball became the 
youngest player in NBA history to record a triple double. The auction is tied 
to his GOLD SUN #1 NFT, the token that will be permanently recorded on the 
blockchain as Ball's most rare and first NFT ever. 

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The auction begins on Thursday at 7PM PT at ( 
), the home of LaMelo Ball Collectibles. 

"The shoes mean the world to me, but so do my fans. We're bringing the physical 
and digital worlds together, and this is a perfect symbol of that," Ball 

In addition to the autographed triple double shoes, the auction winner also 
receives a signed LaMelo Ball jersey and Gold Sun #1 physical collectible. As a 
whole, the 500 Gold Sun token holders receive guaranteed participation in 
endorsement deal rewards, NBA game ticket raffles, and exclusive access to 
scheduled chats with Ball via Discord. 

The Gold Sun is the world's first evolving NFT that connects to a real-life 
event: the NBA's announcement of the 2021 Rookie of the Year award, of which 
Ball was revealed as the winner this week.

LaMelo's NFTs will track his current statistics and individual awards which 
change the composition and value of the NFT over time. These Dynamic NFTs, 
designed in partnership with Chainlink and Ether Cards, are the first to be 
issued by a professional athlete.

"The idea that NFTs only exist as digital artworks is already falling behind 
us. We're now moving toward special access to unique, gamified experiences," 
said Sher Chaudhary, co-founder of Playground Studios -- the creative producer 
of Ball's NFT release.

To date, Ball is one of only three athlete-issued NFT collections to reach at 
least $1M in sales.

About Playground
Playground is an NFT studio pioneering the world's first Dynamic NFTs, or NFTs 
that update themselves based on real-world events. Playground allows anybody to 
issue scarce digital tokens that award their fans with utility, exclusive 
access, and predictive market capabilities based on events off of the 


About Chainlink and Ether Cards
Chainlink is the industry standard oracle network for powering hybrid smart 
contracts. Ether Cards is an NFT framework that connects real-world utility and 
the digital space.

SOURCE  LaMelo Ball; Playground Studios

CONTACT:  Ethan Bazarganfard, 818-224-8565