A pair of pretty pricey size 13s. (Photo via Grey Flannel Auctions)
We told you back in September that the Nikes worn by Michael Jordan during his legendary "Flu Game" — Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals, in which an applesauce-fueled Jordan fought off a 103-degree fever en route to 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a game-clinching 3-pointer to push his Chicago Bulls past the Utah Jazz — were about to hit the auction block. Well, the bidding concluded early Thursday morning, and former Jazz ball boy Preston Truman — the applesauce-provider and post-game recipient of the autographed kicks, which he kept under lock and key all these years — finds himself quite a bit better-heeled this Thursday afternoon as a result.
The Flu Game shoes fetched $104,765 at auction, "shattering the record price paid for a pair of game-worn shoes in any sport," according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell:
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The identity of the winning bidder was not immediately made public, but the amount paid blew away the previous record paid for a pair of game-used shoes, which were also