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Michael Jordan championship sneakers sell for $8m

 

A set of trainers worn by American basketball legend, Michael Jordan


has been sold for $8 million which is approximately £6.3 million.

Sotheby’s, auction house disclosed that the sale of the shoes set a world record for Jordan.

The six single Nike Air Jordans Jordan wore during his six NBA championship wins in the 1990s were sold on Friday.

Jordan gave the individual shoes to Chicago Bulls communications executive Tim Hallam, after decisive games that helped the club win six NBA championships from 1991 to 1993 and 1996 to 1998. 

The purchase price achieved at auction at Sotheby’s in New York is a record for such an unusual offering — and the second highest ever for Michael Jordan collectibles. 

The prices reached for the “Dynasty Collection” “will likely never be replicated”, Sotheby’s boasted in a statement that did not disclose the buyer’s identity. 

“Today’s record-breaking price is testament to the GOAT,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Modern Collectibles, using a popular acronym for “greatest of all time.

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