Michael Jordan's rookie Nike shoes make over $71K
A pair of Michael Jordan's signed Nike sneakers worn during his rookie season have sold for more than $71,000 at auction.
The signed shoes were given by Jordan to Khalid Ali, who was an LA Lakers ball boy when the Bulls played at the Forum on Dec. 2, 1984. Ali plans on donating the proceeds to youth ministries and to family members.
The final price is the second highest ever paid for Jordan or NBA shoes, coming in second to a pair of Nikes worn by Jordan during the iconic 'flu game' NBA final of 1997 during which the Bulls legend scored 38 points in Chicago’s Game 5 victory over the Utah Jazz despite having a nasty case of the flu. Those shoes sold for an incredible $104,000 in 2013.
The rokkie sneakers were sold by SCP auctions, whose 1,300 lot sports memorabilia auction managed a sales total of $4.1 million.
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