Michael Jordan’s “flu game” shoes fetch HUGE price

  • Andy Flint

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We all remember Michael Jordan’s famous “flu game”. If you weren’t old enough to witness the game yourself, then as an NBA head, I’m certain you’ve at least heard, or read about this game a thousand times. It’s one of those sports performances that will always be remembered.

The shoes that Michael laced up during this famous game were auctioned off on early this (Thursday) morning for an astounding $104,765 price tag. The stage was game 5 of  the 1997 NBA Finals. Michael had what was then suspected to be the flu. He went ahead and played anyways, wearing these shoes, and racked up 38 points.

This via ESPN Chicago:

The shoes, brought to the market by Grey Flannel Auctions and consigned by former Utah Jazz ballboy Preston Truman, were worn by Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals in which Jordan scored 38 points for the Chicago Bulls despite laboring up and down the court from feeling sick that day.

The identity of the winning bidder was not immediately made public, but the amount paid blew away the previous record paid for a pair of game-used shoes, which were also worn by Jordan. A collector paid $31,070 just last month for a pair of that Jordan wore in his rookie season.

Over 100k for a piece of NBA history may sound like a lot, and it is, but such a one-of-a-kind item will never be duplicated, and for die-hard sports fans, a buy like this seems like a no-brainer. Who needs fancy sports cars and pricey lofts when you can place Jordan’s famous “flu game” shoes on the mantle of any home you ever own or rent?

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