Michael Jordan’s 1st pair of Air Jordans auctioned for $560 000

Michael Jordan’s 1st pair of Air Jordans auctioned for $560 000

- The sneakers Michael Jordan’s wore during his first NBA appearance has been auctioned

- A record $560,000 was made in an online auction of the pair of trainers

- They were initially expected to fetch between $100,000 to $150,000

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A new hit documentary has featured the Nike sneakers which were worn by the US basketball legend Michael Jordan during his rookie season in the NBA.

In the documentary titled ‘The Last Dance’, the NBA star got a record $560,000 in an online auction of the pair of trainers.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the autographed Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan in 1985 and the first-ever signature sneakers, were expected to fetch between $100,000 to $150,000 in the auction that closed on Sunday.

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Known for selling multimillion-dollar art, Sotheby’s held its first auction dedicated entirely to sneakers last year and had then set a world record of $437,500 for a pair of 1972 Nike running shoes known as the “Moon Shoe”.

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Like most of Jordan’s basketball shoes, they are a mismatched pair in a size 13 (left) and size 13.5 (right).

And this is coming barely two weeks that NBA legend Michael Jordan was said to have turned down a whopping $100million just to attend a brand event for two hours.

This was disclosed by the agent of the former Chicago Bulls star who stated that the ex-basketballer will always do whatever he wants.

Following his exploits in the game, Jordan who won the NBA six times has gone on to become the most marketable figure in sporting history - his Air Jordan brand with Nike, worth over $1billion.

He also stands as a major spokesperson for Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Chevrolet, but it was gathered that he has remained careful how he related to the public.

According to the legend’s agent David Falk, several brands, as well as clients, have been turned down by the star since his rise to stardom in the mid-'80s.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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