Sneakers Worn By Michael Jordan Sell For A Record $2.2 Million At Auction

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It’s insane how worked up people get over Jordans, and have now for decades.

Auction house Sotheby’s sold a pair of Nike Air Jordan 13 sneakers worn by Michael Jordan himself for a record $2.2 million Tuesday, the highest price ever for a pair of sneakers. Jordan wore the sneakers during the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan’s epic final season with the Chicago Bulls documented in the Netflix series “The Last Dance.”

Despite the $2.2 million being a new world record, however, it’s actually on the lower end of the estimated price range, with some predicting that the shoes could go for up to $4 million, according to CNBC.

“Today’s record-breaking result further proves that the demand for Michael Jordan sports memorabilia continues to outperform and transcend all expectations,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectibles.

Jordan sported the sneakers during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, where the legend would put up 37 points for a 93-88 victory. Afterwards, MJ gave the sneakers to a longtime Jazz ball boy (who also maintained the Bulls’ visiting locker room) as a gift. (RELATED: The Pat McAfee Show Discusses Allegations Of An Alien Sighting At Donald Trump Hearing)

Chicago went on to win the finals for their sixth championship as a franchise (and sixth in ten years), and Jordan racked up ring number six.

It’s amazing how crazy people can get over Jordans, including myself.

Look at this cool pair I found online the other day that’s coming out next spring:

I went ballistic over those bad boys, and you better believe I want a pair.

There’s even a movie about the origin of Jordans now, and don’t worry — you’ll have the full Andrew Powell review very soon.