Davis Thompson is selling pieces of his personal basketball memorabilia, including his 1974 N.C. State national championship ring and his old high school jersey.

Thompson said he was selling some of his basketball possessions because, while he “isn’t broke by any means,” most of his memorabilia was gathering dust. And the money wouldn’t hurt, either, he acknowledged.

“Everybody needs money,” said Thompson, who makes a living these days with occasional motivational speeches and personal appearances. “Everybody has bills. A lot of the guys from my generation have done this, and I just felt like the time was right.”

Thompson plans to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to The “V” Foundation for cancer research and the American Diabetes Association