According to Footwear News, a set of sneakers worn by who some consider the greatest basketball player to grace the NBA, Jordan has sold for a record $8 million at a recent auction presented by Sotheby’s. The collection consisted of the six Nike Air Jordans that were worn in the game that clinched the championships that Jordan and the Chicago Bulls captured.
The six sneakers were dubbed the “Dynasty Collection” and included a pair that was played in for the last games of the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998 NBA finals. Jordan only played in six and was undefeated in the NBA Finals.
“Today’s record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT [greatest of all time]. The Dynasty Collection undeniably ranks among the most significant compilations of sports memorabilia in history. Serving as both a reminder of Michael Jordan’s lasting impact on the world and a tangible expression of his recognized legendary status, its significance is further validated by this monumental result. A truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history, the sale of these six championship-clinching sneakers will likely never be replicated,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of modern collectibles in a written statement.
Footwear News stated that this collection was the second-highest price paid for memorabilia owned by Jordan. In September 2022, Sotheby’s held an auction for Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 jersey, and that item was sold for $10.1 million.
The Air Jordans were sold to Sotheby’s by someone who bought them from Tim Hallam, who was a public relations director for the Bulls when Jordan was playing. Jordan supposedly had given Hallam the shoes.
All of the sneakers, which were either a size 13 or size 13.5, were also signed by Jordan.
The auction house did not identify the person who bought the collection.
Collection Of Nikes Worn By Michael Jordan Sold For $8M At Auction