Michael Jordan's Game-Worn Nike Air Ship Sneakers

Michael Jordan signed a deal with Nike to create a signature line of shoes and clothes prior to his rookie year. However, the Air Jordan 1 wasn't ready in time for his NBA debut, and thus he wore Nike Air Ships until his new shoes were ready. This particular pair was worn by Jordan during his 5th NBA game, on November 1, 1984, and were gifted to Denver Nuggets ball boy TJ Lewis, who has kept them in his possession for the last 37 years. The white and red of these shoes isn't as infamous as the banned "Bred" colorway, but as Jordan's earliest known regular season kicks, they represent a rare piece of basketball memorabilia and are expected to bring in seven figures when they hit the auction block a Sotheby's on October 24.

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