Game sneakers of the legend of the national basketball Association team “Chicago bulls” Michael Jordan were sold at Sotheby’s for $ 560 thousand. The Action Network reports this.
The “Air Jordan 1” model in the red, white, and black color scheme was designed for the Chicago bulls player Jordan in 1985 and became the first-named pair of shoes for the athlete. In these sneakers, Jordan performed during his debut season-1984/1985. Their last owner was Jordan Geller, a collector, and founder of the Shoezeum sneaker Museum.
This amount was a record for sneakers at Sotheby’s auctions. It is noted that before this, the most expensive lot with sports shoes went under the hammer in 2019 for $437.5 thousand.
Michael Jordan was selected in the 1984 draft at number three. Subsequently, he led the Illinois team to six titles. Jordan is the greatest player in NBA history. He is a six-time NBA finals MVP, five-time season MVP, 14-time NBA all-star Game participant, twice Olympic champion. For his jumps and ability to “hang” in the air for a long time, Jordan received the unofficial nickname “his airiness.”
Earlier it was reported that Michael Jordan’s autographed baseball boots were sold at auction for $ 93 thousand.