ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We have followed with some interest the saga of Michael Jordan‘s Flu Game shoes, the kicks he wore during the historic game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. First we discovered that the shoes had ended up with a Utah Jazz ballboy, and then the ballboy spilled some interesting details about the flu game (including MJ’s love for applesauce).
The actual shoes, a pair of Jordan XII’s, finally went up for auction this week, and they sold today. According to ESPN, The previous record for game-worn shoes was just over $31,000 for a pair of shoes Jordan wore his rookie year. And as ESPN reports, after many bids, the Jordan flu game shoes finally sold earlier today…for a whopping $104,765. That’s a lot of applesauce.