Thursday, December 12, 2013

Michael Jordan's infamous 'flu game' shoes go for $104k

The shoes worn by Michael Jordan from Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals have been sold for approximately $104,765 in an auction.

During that game, Jordan labored through high fever, cold sweats, and fatigue, among other things, to lead the Chicago Bulls to victory against the Utah Jazz. Although Jordan suffered from flu like symptoms, he tallied 38 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Bulls went on to win Game 6 as well to take the title.

Simply put, Jordan's "Flu Game" is one of the most memorable in NBA Finals history.

The seller of the shoes is none other than a ball boy who worked for the Jazz during that game. The ball boy was given the shoes by Jordan after bending over backwards to appease Jordan's demands throughout the series, which included scouring through the stadium for graham crackers and applesauce at one point.

It is unknown at this time who the winning bidder is.


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