The shoes worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan on June 16, 1997, during the NBA Finals game between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz, sold via auction for $104,765 on Thursday, per several reports making the rounds.
That game was dubbed the “flu game,” as Jordan led the Bulls to a 90-88 victory despite being noticeably ill throughout the contest. After the game, Jordan gave the game-worn shoes to Preston Truman, a former ball boy that worked for the Utah Jazz.
The sports collectibles auction house, Gray Flannel Auctions, said that there was strong interest in Jordan’s shoes and other sports memorabilia sold at the auction.
…."I just didn't see the point to something so cool and a part of NBA history sitting at my bank anymore," Truman told the sports network ESPN.