Michael Jordan’s Olympic shoes auction for record price
The Converse sneakers Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Olympic basketball final sold for $190,372.80 on Sunday morning, a record price for a pair of game-worn shoes.
The shoes, which were autographed, were previously reported to hit the auction block in 2014 and 2015, but they were pulled back.
The previous record price for game-worn shoes was $104,765 for Jordan’s Nikes from his famous “flu game” in the 1997 NBA Finals, according to SCP Auctions.
Jordan averaged 17 points per game in helping the U.S. to gold in Los Angeles, two months before beginning his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls.
He signed the Converse shoes and gave them to a ball boy after the U.S. beat Spain in the gold-medal game. The ball boy is the son of 1970s Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Gail Goodrich.
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