LeBron's first Cavaliers jersey of 2014 up for auction

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You Can Buy LeBron's First Dirty, Sticky Cavs Jersey of 2014

LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers jersey has come far in the past few years.

Just four years ago, LeBron James announced he'd be heading from Cleveland to Miami via free agency -- and fans didn't react very well.

Now he's back in his home state, playing for the Cavs and smoothing things over -- and the NBA is auctioning off the jersey from LeBron's first game back in Cleveland on Oct. 30.

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LeBron's first Cavaliers jersey of 2014 up for auction
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: The jersey of LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hangs in the locker room before a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: The jersey of LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hangs in the locker room before a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gets introduced before a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gets introduced before a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: Kyrie Irving #2 (L) and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on during the National Anthem before a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches from the sidelines before an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on during warm ups prior to a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches his team warm up before an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up prior to a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up prior to a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during warm ups prior to a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gets introduced before a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, right, grabs Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James under the basket in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James gestures to the crowd in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots over New York Knicks' Travis Wear (6) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire (1) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) works the ball against New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire (1) and Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first quarter pf an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attempts a free throw against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during a game against the New York Knicks on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first half against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 and Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react after a play in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play in the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Fans walk past an image of Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James as they enter the Cavaliers' watch party before an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Cavaliers, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bobby Sotka looks at a Lebron James jersey in the team shop before the Cleveland Cavaliers play the New York Knicks in an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Television crews line the front of Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland hours before LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open the 2014-15 season against the New Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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That game resulted in a five-point loss to the Knicks, but LeBron did finish with 17 points, four assists and five rebounds.

What are some of the "special" features of the jersey?

According to NBA Auctions, "LeBron James was 'mic'd up' for this game. His jersey has a black pouch on the inside where the microphone resides. There is also 'sticky tape' residue on the inside of the jersey to help secure the microphone."

You wouldn't want to wash that thing and lose the magical value of it, right? Maybe LeBron's sweat is still on it.

As one Bleacher Report writer puts it, "You want LeBresidue? You'll get LeBresidue -- but it will cost you."

That cost will likely be more than $8,000. As it is, the highest bidder is offering $7,960, but the auction doesn't close until Nov. 20, so that number has plenty of time to go up.

It has a whole lot of room to make up before it comes close to an article from another NBA great. Yes -- we're talking about Jordan.

Michael Jordan's "flu game" shoes sold for a hefty price tag of $100,000 last December. Jordan wore those in the 1997 NBA Finals in a pivotal Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. The Bulls went on to win that game and the championship.

LeBron's jersey likely won't fit the average person though. The 6-foot 8-inch, 250-lb. forward supposedly wears a 2-XL and an additional two inches in length.

The NBA has not indicated where proceeds for the jersey will go once it's sold.

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