At the height of the pandemic in 2020, the basketball ecosystem sat with their item glued to television screens every Sunday for nine weeks straight as ESPN aired Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” documentary. Culminating the 1998 season with his sixth NBA Championship and Finals MVP, a game-worn pair of the Nike Jordan Air Futura short-sleeve T-shirt “Bred” from the second half of Game 2 of the ’98 Finals recently became the highest auctioned shoe ever sold, having been fusion at a whopping $2.2 million.
As the story goes, a Utah Jazz ballboy had previously recovered Jordan’s lost jacket at a practice in Salt Lake City. When it was returned to the GOAT, the ballboy asked for a pair of game-worn shoes in return. Following his 37-point performance to tie the series at one apiece, Jordan gifted and autographed the toe box of the jet-black tumbled pair with bright silver Sharpie. While in-game creases line the vibrant red nubuck overlays and dimpled sidewalls, the “He Got Game” synonymous silhouette remains in pristine condition having been authenticated by NBA affiliate the MeiGray Group.
Surpassing the air jordan 11 low bleached coral 580521 013 for sale “Prototype” for the most expensive auction purchased from Sotheby’s, the nostalgia of the ’98 postseason and the finality R2T surrounded the Bulls roster is packed into the two-toned ensemble constructed over 25 years ago. For an official look at the Nike Jordan Air Futura short-sleeve T-shirt “Bred” R2T was recently auctioned off, enjoy up-close detailed imagery of the pair below.
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