1998 NBA Finals ‘The Last Dance’ Game Worn and Signed Air Jordan XIIIs
These iconic Air Jordan XIII 'Bred' sneakers, worn by the legendary Michael Jordan during the 1998 NBA Finals, encapsulate the very essence of basketball history. In a high-stakes game against the Utah Jazz, with the series tied 1-1, Jordan's 37-point performance over 40 minutes not only secured his 6th NBA Championship but also marked a pivotal moment in his storied career. Following the game, a thankful Michael gifted this pair, now featuring prominent silver signatures on each toe-box, to a ball-boy who had found his lost jacket earlier. Authenticated by The MeiGray Group, these sneakers represent the sole complete pair from any of Michael's six NBA Finals series to be photomatched, and they bear witness to his unrivaled legacy.
The 'Bred' Air Jordans, featuring the iconic Bulls colors, have become synonymous with Michael's rebellious spirit, as they were once banned by the NBA for violating uniform codes, only adding to their mystique. This particular pair is steeped in nostalgia, as they signify the final public release of an Air Jordan sneaker during Michael's tenure with the Bulls, making them a cherished relic of 'The Last Dance' season, Jordan's magnum opus. The Air Jordan XIII design, inspired by a panther's agility, remains one of the most iconic and sought-after in sneaker history, further elevated by their appearance in the film 'He Got Game,' where they were fittingly dubbed the 'He Got Game' Jordans.
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