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Michael Jordan’s Olympic shoes put up for auction

Sep 30, 2014 United States
Michael Jordan’s Olympic shoes put up for auction
The sneakers used by Michael Jordan during the 1984 Olympics are reportedly being put up for auction by a ball boy of the 1984 USA men's basketball team
A game-worn signed pair of Michael Jordan’s Converse sneakers from the 1984 Olympics are going up for auction. According to information released, the athlete wore the shoes during the 1984 gold-medal game against Spain and then up on the podium to receive his medal.

US based cable TV network ESPN, which is dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports programs, stated: “A man who was a ball boy for the 1984 USA men’s basketball team at the Olympics is giving up his prize possession: Michael Jordan’s sneakers. The man, who prefers to remain anonymous, consigned the shoes he says Jordan wore in the gold medal-winning game over Spain and then on the medal stand to Grey Flannel Auctions for its auction in mid-October. The shoes are white Converse, the brand Jordan wore at North Carolina, thanks to a 10 000 US dollars a year deal that was given to his coach, Dean Smith, at the time.“

The auction house verified the chain of custody of the shoes and it’s been confirmed that the consignor was indeed a ball boy for the team and that Jordan signed the shoes at the time before handing it to the consignor.

Shortly after the Olympics, player Michael Jordan and his agent signed the most important basketball shoe deal in history with Nike.

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