Derek Jeter’s lavish night saw $1.4 billion athletes including Michael Phelps and Kobe Bryant enjoying the MLB legend

Baseball legend Derek Jeter mostly hid his private life from media attention during his tenure as a player. After his retirement, he continued to make selective public appearances. In 2017, he attended a party and was joined by iconic athletes from different sports. Also in attendance were NBA legend Kobe Bryant and most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps.

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Jeter launched his media platform, titled The Players’ Tribune, in 2014. The newspaper publishes first-person perspective content from professional athletes in various sports. Content types range from written pieces to player surveys, podcasts and video presentations.

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The publishing house organizes evenings between players from time to time. These parties are attended by very accomplished popular athletes. In 2017, a retired Jeter made a rare public appearance on a high-profile special occasion.

The great Derek Jeter with other sports elites

On July 11, 2017, Derek Jeter attended his press house night out at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. It was an official Jeter appearance nearly a month after his jersey retirement ceremony. Many emblematic sportsmen attended the party as always.

Some of the personalities noted were Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, Lamar Odom, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. Also present was the NBA star Kevin Love with his model girlfriend Kate Bock. In a gathering of sports royalty, it was part of a combined net worth of $1.4 billion.

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Jeter dressed in a rather casual and comfortable outfit, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans. While the late Bryant dressed more formally. Phelps was one of the more glamorous guests, dressed in a blue plaid suit. He looks typically smooth and suave as usual in his traditional party attire.

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A note on their sports career

Jeter has become the symbol of the New York Yankees jersey. He spent his entire career in MLB, staying loyal to his team, playing shortstop. Jeter has a grand record of 14 All-Star appearances and five World Series championships. While Phelps is a swimming legend with 28 Olympic medals to his name, including 23 gold medals.

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On the other hand, the late Bryant has become an emblematic figure for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA Finals trophies in his lifetime. Bryant shockingly passed away in 2020 in an accident.

Naomi C. Amerson