Michael Jordan's Game-Worn Championship Sneakers Fetch Record $8 Million at Auction

New York, Date - A set of six Air Jordan sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during NBA Finals has set a new global auction record for game-worn sneakers, fetching an astounding $8 million at Sotheby's auction in New York.

The sneakers, worn by Jordan in pivotal moments during all six of his career NBA Finals championships, captivated collectors and sports enthusiasts alike. This sale marks the second-highest price ever achieved for Michael Jordan sports memorabilia, falling just short of the world record set by Jordan's 1998 NBA Finals opening game jersey, famously associated with the "Last Dance" season, which sold for $10.1 million in September 2022.

Brahm Wachter, Sotheby's Head of Modern Collectables, expressed the significance of this sale, stating, "Today's record-breaking price is a testament to the GOAT (greatest of all time). A truly unparalleled moment and milestone in auction history, the sale of these six championship-clinching sneakers will likely never be replicated."

The auction continues the trend of soaring prices for iconic sports memorabilia. In December, a collection of six shirts worn by soccer star Lionel Messi during Argentina's victorious campaign in the 2022 World Cup achieved a notable $7.8 million.

The record-setting sale highlights the enduring appeal and cultural significance of Michael Jordan, whose impact on the sport of basketball and global sneaker culture remains unparalleled.