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Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” Shoes Sell For Record Price
On June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan put up 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block while battling a serious stomach virus to help the Chicago Bulls defeat the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Following that epic game, which has become known as “the Flu Game,” Jordan gave his sneakers to a Utah Jazz ball boy named Preston Truman.
The two had developed a relationship after Truman began bringing Jordan applesauce prior to games during the 1996-97 season. That deed by Truman earned more than just MJ’s trust; it also earned him a pair of very profitable shoes.
In an attempt to pay for his children’s college education and car payments, Truman recently sold Jordan’s autographed “Flu Game” shoes for a record price (the previous record was $31,070). To find out what that record price was, check out the entire article at Green-Label here.