Michael Jordan's 1984 Olympic Sneakers Go For A Record-Breaking $190,000

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A pair of game-worn sneakers from NBA legend Michael Jordan went for a record-breaking $190,373 at an auction on Sunday morning. Jordan wore the shoes during his gold-medal game against Spain at the 1984 Olympics. This breaks the record set in 2013 for a pair of sneakers Jordan wore in game five of the 1997 NBA finals, which went for $104,765. That game, played 20 years ago today, was also known as the flu game — Jordan fought off illness to score 38 points in the Chicago Bulls' win over the Utah Jazz.

The shoes from the 1984 Olympics comes from a game played at the Forum in Los Angeles that was considered to be the last amateur game of Jordan's career. It was also the last time he wore Converse in an official game. The shoes are signed and include the orthopedic inserts. They originally came into the possession of Los Angeles Lakers player Gail Goodrich's 11-year-old grandson.

Jordan went on to wear Nikes through out his pro career after the company offered him a five-year deal at $500,000 a year to wear their brand. Converse had only been willing to pony up $100,000 at the time.

[Source: ESPN]

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