If these shoes go for as much as people are saying they'll go for, they'll be the most expensive pair of sneakers ever sold for auction.
That's an outrageous number, even for a pair of autographed Jordan's that the GOAT himself wore during his last trip to the NBA Finals.
Let's see what these sneakers are all about, shall we?
The shoes are Bred Air Jordan 13s, with Bred being short for "black and red," the famous colors worn by Jordan during his Bulls career…
Jordan wore the sneakers in the NBA Finals during his "Last Dance" season, his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98.
After losing game one in the series to the Utah Jazz, Jordan wore different shoes in game two before putting the Bred Air Jordan 13s on in the second half. He wound up scoring a game-high 37 points in the game at Salt Lake City, as Chicago evened the series and eventually went on to win their last NBA championship.
Following game two, Sotheby's said Jordan took his sneakers off in the locker room, signed them, and gave them to the ball boy responsible for the visitor's locker room "as a thank you for his services and hospitality." The ball boy had returned Jordan's lost jacket at [a] practice the day prior, and asked "Can I get your kicks after the game tomorrow?"
HE GAVE THEM TO THE BALL BOY! Every time you think MJ couldn't be more of a legend...
And if you haven't watched "The Last Dance" yet, it's about time you sat down and binged it. Heck, maybe after watching you'll be willing to throw down $4 mil for these sneaks. It's amazing.
The sneakers are expected to sell between $2 million-$4 million, per the Sotheby's listing.
"The historic Air Jordans are the most valuable sneakers to ever appear on the auction market, and are poised to eclipse the current auction record for a pair of sneakers," Sotheby's said.
The current record for highest price of sneakers ever sold was Kanye West's Air Yeezy 1 from 2008, which sold for $1.8 million in April 2021. Jordan also had another pair of sneakers, a pair of Nike Air Ships, that sold for $1.4 million in 2021.
Now, in case you're one of those people who can afford to spend millions on sports memorabilia, here's a nice little link for ya.
Good luck, bidders!