Sneakers Worn By Basket Ball Icon Michael Jordan Gets Sold For$263,000

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A pair of sports shoes worn by Michael Jordan during the basketball finals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics sold Sunday for US$190,372 ($263,477) in an online auction, the auction house announced.

Wearing the white-and-blue Converse brand shoes, Jordan – then still an amateur – scored 20 points in a match against Spain on August 10, 1984 that ended up as a 96-65 walloping, Jordan was playing for the last all-amateur US Olympic team, one which, under fiery coach Bobby Knight, won the eight matches it played by an average of 30 points.

It described the size 13 canvas-and-leather shoes as being “well-preserved,” including even Jordan’s “very own navy blue orthotic inserts” and showing “signs of game use” including “proper heel drag”.

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