ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the memorable NBA moments of my lifetime was Michael Jordan‘s “flu game” during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when MJ scored 38 points and willed the Bulls to a win despite battling a 103-degree fever. (Whether or not it was actually the flu he was battling is still a subject of some debate.)
After that iconic Game 5, Jordan apparently gave the Air Jordan XII’s he wore in the game to a Jazz ball boy, who has had the shoes stashed in a safe place for the last 16 years. Until now.
As reported on Ball Don’t Lie, the ball boy who ended up with those kicks has decided to put the shoes up for auction. Bidding will open on November 18, and I’m guessing despite the years that have passed, these kicks will eventually go for a rather nice number.
Interested? Who isn’t. Start saving up now, people.