Michael Jordan solidified himself as one of the greatest players in NBA history. He’s also known for having one of the best shoe brands of all time. The shoes he wore during his time with the Chicago Bulls are worn by so many people today.
In a recent auction, a pair of his game-worn shoes sold for over $500,000.
Michael Jordan’s remarkable career as a member of the Chicago Bulls
Jordan never had a season where he averaged under 20 points per game. When he joined the Bulls as a rookie, he was determined to turn the Bulls into a championship team, and that’s what he did. Jordan had a breakout rookie year during the 1984-85 season averaging 28.2 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. He helped lead the Bulls to the playoffs as they lost in the first round to the Milwaukee Bucks. Jordan was named Rookie of the Year, and the Bulls were starting to head in the right direction.
Over the next few seasons, Jordan established himself as an elite player, and the Bulls were improving each season. In his third NBA season, Jordan led the league in scoring averaging 37.1 points per game, which led the league. He led the league in scoring seven consecutive seasons and averaged 30 plus points during that span. Jordan also led the Bulls to three straight titles from 1991 to 1993, and he was named Finals MVP all three times.
Jordan did what he said he was going to do, which was to turn the Bulls into a championship team. During the 1990s, the Bulls were arguably the best team in the NBA. Jordan would lead the Bulls to win three consecutive titles again from 1996 to 1998. The Bulls were the best team in the league with the best player on the team. Jordan finished his career averaging 30.1 points, an NBA record, and he won six NBA titles and won numerous awards during his career.
Michael Jordan’s shoes took over the sneaker world
It made sense for Jordan to have his own shoe brand. When the Air Jordan sneakers were first introduced, people wanted a pair immediately. The shoes were made exclusively for Jordan at first, and then they were made available for people to purchase them. You had movie actors and other celebrities wanting a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.
When the shoes were released to the public, Nike expected to sell $3 million worth of Air Jordan’s after four years, and they sold $126 million after one year. Air Jordan’s have been released in hundreds of colorways in high, low, and mid-top versions.
Pair of Michael Jordan’s game-worn Air Jordan 1 High shoes sell for a lot of money
According to an article from cnn.com, a pair of Jordan’s game-worn shoes has broken the record for most expensive sneakers ever sold at auction. The Nike Air Jordan 1 High shoes sold for $615,000. Jordan wore the shoes during an exhibition game in Trieste, Italy, in 1985. According to the article, the shoes were sold as part of a wider online auction of Jordan’s footwear from his days with the Bulls.
Even though Jordan’s career has been over for many years, his shoes and other apparel are in high demand. People are willing to pay top money to have his shoes, clothing, or anything associated with the Hall of Fame player. Jordan certainly made an impact on the court and off during his playing days.