A Michael Jordan fan just spent a staggering sum of money to own some of the NBA legend’s most iconic memorabilia … dropping over $1 MILLION to nab His Airness’ “Flu-Game” sneakers!!
The shoes — which Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz while he battled an illness — were bought at auction Wednesday … coming in with a final price tag of $1,380,000.
Somehow, it was not the highest price ever for Jordan sneakers — a pair from the 1998 Finals and a pair from his rookie season previously netted more — but, according to the man who facilitated the auction, Ken Goldin, they’re an unreal purchase nonetheless.
In fact, the auction expert previously told TMZ Sports back in April that he believed they were simply “the most valuable sneakers of all time.”
Jordan scored 38 points while wearing them in the pivotal game in Salt Lake City. Despite battling an ailment that left him, at times, completely exhausted on the court, he still was the key reason the Bulls won the game. Chicago would later go on to lock up the NBA title on the heels of the victory.