Michael Jordan He remains to this day the most influential figure in basketball history. Nineteen years after his retirement, the star of the NBA returns to the scene after announcing that he will organize an auction that could break all records.
It is neither more nor less than the shirt with the number 23 on the back that he wore with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA final during the 1997-1998 season, that of his legendary ‘Last Dance’.
That year they would measure the Utah Jazz in a real battle of titans. The bulldirected by Phil JacksonThey were commanded by Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen. Opposite, the Jazz of jerry sloanThey had in their ranks John Stocktone, Karl Malone and Jeff Hornacek.
The battle was epic and it took up to six games to decide. The Jazz prevailed in the first assault (85-88) but the Bulls managed to turn things around with three straight wins (93-88, 54-96 and 82-86). When everything seemed decided, those of the Western Conference took the victory (83-81) and forced the sixth game.
In a climax for history, the Bulls, led by a great air jordandefeated the Jazz by the minimum (87-86) and they took their sixth ring. How could it be otherwise, Mike would be chosen Finals MVP and would be proclaimed NBA champion for the third consecutive time, also taking his second ‘three rounds’ (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
The jersey auction will take place on September 6. Although it is valued at approximately 4 or 5 million eurosthe price at which the auction opens is expected to be much higher, so the figure could be even more astronomical.
Currently, the auction record for sports collectibles is held by the jersey of Diego Armando Maradona at the end of 1986 World Cup. Last May, auction house Sotheby’s closed the sale for 8.4 million euros.
Pelusa, in a memorable display, scored a brace against England (2-0) guide Argentina to achieve its first and only World Cup. The first of them, the unforgettable goal of the “God’s hand”and the second, after dribbling the entire rival team.
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