Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” Sneakers Expected To Sell For $4 Million

Jordan wore the shoes during the second half of the 1998 NBA finals, game 2.

How much did you spend on your last pair of sneakers? You got a bargain if you spent less than $2 million.

That is seen according to an announcement from Sotheby’s, which says that Michael Jordan’s sneakers during his last dance with the Chicago Bulls will be going to auction.

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They are expected to sell for anywhere from $2 million to $4 million.

Jordan wore the shoes going up for auction next month during the second half of the 1998 NBA finals, game 2. During the game, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a 93-88 victory over the Utah Jazz by scoring 37 points.

By the time the finals were over, the Bulls won by a 4-2 margin, and Jordan now had his sixth championship. It would also be his last, as he was retiring.

According to Sotheby’s, Jordan gave the shoes to a Utah Jazz ballboy who cared for the visitor’s locker room. He had asked Jordan for the shoes after he found a lost jacket.

Jordan then signed the shoes, thanked the ballboy, and handed them over.

The black and red “Bred Air Jordan” shoe was banned by the NBA due to a violation of league policy with the colors. Nike used that to their advantage to sell the shoe as a rebellious action. This was reportedly the first time Jordan wore Bred Air Jordan shoes.

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A 10-part Netflix/ESPN series entitled “The Last Dance” was focused on the 1997-98 season. It aired during the pandemic when most sports were shut down because of the pandemic.

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