words // Zac Dubasik
Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals is one of those moments that you can directly tie to Michael Jordan's greatness. Sure, he had better stats in other games, but playing through sickness that day would create a moment that would go on to help define his legacy. And now, you can own a piece of that moment.
On November 18th, Grey Flannel Auctions will offer a chance to own the autographed shoes from that night. No, not the nubuck "Flu Game" 12s that released a few years back. THE pair, worn in THE Flu Game. The auction house reports that the shoes have been consigned to them by a ball boy who they were originally given to. Below is a photo of the shoes being signed that night.
No estimate has been given on the shoes, but it's believed they will be one of the top items in the auction. In an era where University of Oregon Jordans go for four-figures, the sky is the limit for a true piece of history like this.
How much do you think they'll go for? How much would you bid?