Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Shoes Sell for a Record $104,000
After the infamous 1997 NBA Finals game when Michael Jordan played while having the flu, a Utah Jazz ball boy named Preston Truman acquired a signed pair of his black and red Air Jordan 12s that he had worn during the historic event. The autographed pair of sneakers recently sold for $104,765 in an auction on Thursday morning, which beat the record price that a pair of game-worn shoes in any sport has sold for. The once ball boy Truman informed ESPN that the proceeds of the auction would fund his children's college education and car payments. He also mentioned that he had another pair of sneakers worn by Jordan in the 1998 Finals to fall back on.