“I decided to sell because now is the right time,” Geller, who bought the shoes in 2012, told Darren Rovell of Action Network. “Your tweets about Michael Jordan memorabilia convinced me to sell them.”
“The Last Dance,” a 10-part series that chronicles the sixth and final NBA championship season of Jordan’s Bulls in 1997-98, has drawn an average of more than 5 million viewers each week.
Another pair of Nikes, the “Moon Shoes” created by legendary Oregon track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, set a record price of $437,500 last year. They got their name from the impression their waffle soles left, mimicking the footprints of astronauts on the moon.
The spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes in 1954 were sold for $409,000 in 2015.
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