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Ball-boy to auction off Michael Jordan's shoes from historic game

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A former ball-boy of the Utah Jazz is set to make a lot of money auctioning off the shoes Michael Jordan wore during his famous 'Flu-Game'.

Perhaps one of the most famous games of Jordan's illustrious career, the Chicago Bulls star took to the court in the 1997 NBA finals against the Jazz despite being stricken with an illness that had rendered him incapable of even sitting up the night before.

Despite shaking and sweating profusely, as well as looking alarmingly pale, Jordan led the Bulls to a victory before collapsing near the end of the game when the win was secured.

And now the ball-boy who was offered his shoes post-match is selling them online, having stored them for 15 years in a safety-deposit box in Utah.

Preston Truman came to Jordan's attention when he endeavoured to collect Jordan's pre-game applesauce in a game between the Jazz and the Bulls. Then, when the Bulls returned a few months later, he made sure the applesauce was ready and waiting for the NBA legend.

Jordan was so impressed that signed the trainers he had been wearing before handing them to Truman, who has now decided to auction them of on November 18.

The bidding will star at $5,000- not that much for a pair of shoes that made history.

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Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls
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