Shoes worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan in the famous “Flu Game” of the 1997 NBA Finals were sold at auction for $1.38 million, Goldin memorabilia marketplace announced Thursday.
The sneakers were part of history for Jordan and the Bulls, who won six NBA titles in the 1990s.
The Bulls and Utah were knotted at two victories apiece in the 1997 best-of-seven NBA Finals entering game five, when Jordan felt poorly, hot, and dehydrated due to a stomach illness but played for Chicago regardless.
Jordan scored 38 points in 44 minutes and hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds to lead the Bulls to a 90-88 victory — the lone home loss of the playoffs for the Jazz — and Chicago went on to win the championship in six games, with Jordan earning the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player title.
The shoes, which had belonged to a former Jazz ballboy, were first sold at auction 10 years ago for almost $105,000.