Michael Jordan’s UNC Converse kicks sold for over $33,000


jordan-shoesA pair of Converse shoes, reportedly worn by Michael Jordan during his days in North Carolina, have been sold for $33,387.

According to Grey Flannel Auctions, ” the sneakers show great signs of use with creasing throughout and signs of wear towards the front of the sneakers and near the ankle area.”

“These sneakers are properly tagged, were presented to us as game-used during Jordan’s freshman year at UNC,” said the message of the auction.

“Our consignor was a high school teammate of Jordan and visited Jordan during his freshman year at UNC. There is a newspaper article documenting the event,” said the message of the auction.

USA Today reported that there was some controversy as to whether or not Jordan ever wore these shoes.

Forbes Magazine has estimated on June 12, 2014 that Michael Jordan’s equity as owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets is $416 million and his net worth outside of the team to be $600 million.

A six-time NBA champion, Jordan earned fame and fortune on the basketball court, as well as through endorsements and movies.

The Hall of Fame player won six National Basketball Association championships with the Chicago Bulls. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award five times and was named an all-star 14 times.

His on-court success and commercial endorsements have made him one of the most recognizable and prosperous athletes in the United States. Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.

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