NBA legend Michael Jordan’s sneakers set new record after being sold for $ 1.47 million at Sotheby’s auction

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Micheal Jordan is hands down one of the best basketball players to ever walk the court. Due to the fact that the former Chicago Bulls player won numerous NBA titles and broke several records during his playing career.

However, Jordan set a new record outside of court. MJ’s pair of sneakers broke the record after being sold for $ 1.47 million in a recently concluded auction. These shoes were worn by Micheal Jordan in his fifth game with the Chicago Bulls in his rookie season.

The auction house released a statement on Twitter after the shoes broke the record. “Most Valuable Sneakers Ever Offered at Auction – Michael Jordan’s regular season Nike Air Ships from 1984, worn by games, just sold for $ 1,472,000 in our luxury sale in Las Vegas ”,

The Nike Air Ships worn by Jordan in 1984 comfortably broke the previously held record by a significant margin. Interestingly, the previous record was also held by Jordan as the Nike Air Jordans sold for $ 615,000 in August 2020 at a Christie’s auction.

Who Bought Michael Jordan’s 1984 Regular Season Nike Shoes?

So the question is, who bought Michael Jordan’s regular season shoes for such a mind-boggling amount? According to Sotheby’s statement, the buyer was Nick Fiorella who is a high end card collector.

The shoes were sold on Sunday as part of Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction in Las Vegas. This auction also included jewelry, vintage cars and watches.

What is laudable about Micheal Jordan is the fact that despite his retirement from the sport in 2003, the value of the Jordan brand has soared to new heights. Part of the credit goes to his signature line of shoes and various clothing items. Therefore, the Hall of Fame is among the wealthiest athletes and its popularity is off the charts among all age groups.

Sunday’s feat is enough to show Micheal Jordan’s greatness in business affairs. So it won’t be a big surprise if another of MJ’s shoes breaks a world record.

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