Jordan's shoes from 1984 Olympics sold for almost P10 million
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 12, 2017 06:42 PM
The Converse Fastbreak Mids in size 13 from the 1984 Olympic gold medal game. Worn and signed by Michael Jordan, this pair of shoes were sold in auction for almost P10 million. (SCP Auctions)
When it comes to basketball shoes, there is only one true king.
That king goes by the name of Michael Jordan.
Proving that anything MJ drives the big bucks, SCP Auctions sold one of Jordan's game-worn shoes yesterday for a whopping $190,372 or a little over P9.5 million.
The shoe in question is the Converse Fastbreak Mids and the exact pair was the one Jordan wore in the 1984 Olympic gold medal game.
The shoe, which comes in white and black branding and is signed by Jordan himself set a new world record for game-worn shoes sold in auction.
MJ's Air Jordan 12s from the "Flu Game" in the 1997 NBA Finals held the previous record after being sold for $104,765 or just over P5 million.
"The record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia," said Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, via ESPN.
The 1984 Olympics were played in Los Angeles and Jordan's shoes, which were a size 13, were said to be obtained by the son of Lakers legend Gail Goodrich who served as a ballboy at the Forum.
Before he signed with Nike to build Jordan Brand, Jordan wore Converse during his time at the University of North Carolina.