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Michael Jordan jersey sells for a record $10.1 million

By Krishna Kosaraju, Sports Reporter, The Pawprint

A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals has sold for a record $10.1 million. This is the highest price ever paid for an item of sporting memorabilia.

Sotheby’s reported on Thursday that Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey drew a total of 20 bids. The jersey itself garnered a lot of attention as a result of the recent documentary released called “The Last Dance.”

The jersey broke the previous record of $9.28 million, which was purchased for a shirt worn by football legend Diego Maradona at the 1986 World Cup.
“Today’s record-breaking result… solidifies Michael Jordan as the undisputed G.O.A.T, proving his name and incomparable legacy is just as relevant as it was nearly 25 years ago,” said Brahm Watcher, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collectibles.

Many consider Jordan to be the greatest basketball player of all time. He spent the most of his career with the Chicago Bulls, where he became a global sensation and helped increase the NBA’s global prominence.

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