June 18th, 2014 Summer Games Catalog Auction (#41)
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/19/2014
In the 1995-96 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls beat anyone and everyone in their path to a championship, setting the NBA mark for the best regular season record at 72-10. The Seattle SuperSonics finished with the best record in the West at 64-18. The teams' 136 combined regular season wins shattered the previous record of 125 set in 1985. After winning the regular season MVP award, Michael Jordan continued dominating the postseason, scoring 28 points in Game 1 and 29 points in Game 2 to take the 2-0 series lead. On June 9th, Jordan laced up these sneakers and all but ended the Supersonics hopes at an NBA title. Jordan went 11 for 23 from the field, including three for four from three-point land and 11 for 11 from the free throw stripe. His 36 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals gave the Bulls a 3-0 series lead, en route to securing the NBA Championship in Game 6. Jordan was named the Finals MVP. Black Air Jordan XI with white and red trim. On the outside of each ankle area is a “Jumpman” logo embroidered in red stitching. On the back is player number “23” in white. On the right-footed sneaker, Jordan signed near the inside ankle area in silver pen and in our opinion, rates a 9 overall. Below is an Upper Deck hologram sticker “SH010732”. Eric Snow—a member of that Seattle SuperSonics team—received these sneakers directly from Jordan in the locker room after Game 3. These sneakers were signed at a later date (8/5/2004) at Jordan’s basketball camp in Santa Barbara, CA. These sneakers are properly tagged, were presented to us as used in Game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals, and in our opinion show appropriate use. Accompanied by an LOA from JSA, UDA and Eric Snow.
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