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MICHAEL JORDAN’S 1984 SNEAKERS SELL FOR RECORD BREAKING $1.47 MILLION

Basketball Legend, Michael Jordan, has had his pair of sneakers sold for a record-breaking $1.47million, at the Sotheby auction for game-worn footwear on Sunday, 24th October 2021.

Michael Jordan’s 1984 sneakers

Jordan’s white leather shoes with the red Nike swoosh and soles were worn by the player in the fifth game of his rookie season in 1984 with the Chicago Bulls.

According to a statement by the Sotheby auction house, the autographed size-13 footwear was in overall good condition, which the Superstar gifted to Tommie Tim III Lewis, a ball boy for the Denver Nuggets during the 1984-’85 season.

The most valuable sneakers ever offered at auction Michael Jordan’s regular-season game-worn Nike Air Ships from 1984, have just sold at $1,472,000 in our luxury sale in Las Vegas,” the statement read in part.

The market value of the sneakers skyrocketed amongst other items associated with Jordan, after the release of a documentary chronicling his saga with the Chicago Bulls called ‘The Last Dance’.

Story: Sani Asma’u

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