Michael Jordan's shoes sell for an incredible $104,765

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A pair of Michael Jordan's shoes have been sold for a sporting world record price of $104,765, reports ESPN

The pair of shows that were sold for such a substantial fee were the ones worn by Jordan in his famous "Flu Game" during game five of the 1997 NBA Finals. 

Despite feeling extremely ill, with flu symptoms, scored a wonderful 38 points for the Chicago Bulls as they beat the Utah Jazz and went 3-2 up. 

After the game, Jordan gave his shoes to former Utah Jazz ball boy Preston Truman, who will now be a great deal richer after auctioning the shoes. 

Truman revealed that he found it easy to sell the shoes as he has never become too attached to the pair. 

Truman told reporters: "I have looked at the shoes maybe four times since putting them in a safety deposit box 16 years ago. I would go years without even thinking about it. ... I just didn't see the point to something so cool and a part of NBA history sitting at my bank anymore."

The pair of shoes, which are sized at 13 and signed by the NBA legend, have now smashed the record price of any pair worn by a star in any sport. 

Incredibly, Truman could be set to earn even more from Jordan in the future as he also owns a pair of the legend's shoes that were worn in the 1998 Finals. 

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