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Flu Game Sniffles: Remembering Michael Jordan’s Legendary Performance

June 11th, 2014 by | 15 comments

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How many instances, during the vast history of professional sports and pivotal playoff contests, have star players been hit with unexpected ailments on the day of a big game? Even just a few days ago, LeBron James was hit with paralyzing leg cramps – a pain so immense that the Miami Heat star was forced to sit on the bench during crunch time. But the list of handicapped star athletes really goes on and on, and while Jordan wasn’t the only one to climb triumphantly over an injury, he did it in such style that it transcends epic playoff game performances.

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Michael Jordan’s Original Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” Sells for $104,765

December 12th, 2013 by | 17 comments

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What would you pay for the original Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” pair? No no the retail version-but the actual shoes that Michael Jordan wore in that infamous game. It turns out the magic number is $104,765. That’s how much the shoes went for over at Grey Flannel Auctions after starting out with a hefty minimum bid of $5,000. Sure there will no doubt be many more retros of this Jordan 12 down the years, but none of those can touch this game-worn, autographed piece of history. See the condition that the sneakers are in below and let us know if you think there’s any other MJ memorabilia out there that could possibly fetch this much.

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Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game”

November 13th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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“No autographs for ball boys after the game if I don’t get my applesauce.”

It’s no “Spectacular move . . . ” but this quote does indeed represent one of the finest NBA Finals moments from Michael Jordan’s storybook career. Mike had just finished fighting off illness in a heroic effort that saw the Chicago Bulls seize control of the 1997 championship series, and he really needed some sustenance. One young man came through for MJ and His Airness was so grateful, he saw to it that the game used ‘Flu Game’ Air Jordan XII would end up in the hands of that conscientious ball boy. Sixteen years later, the pair is being put up for auction, complete with Jordan’s signature with the bidding to begin on Monday, November 18th. They’ll start at $5000, and given how exceptionally rare and historically significant this size 13 pair is, how much do you predict they’ll top out at? Let us know after you’ve looked them over after the jump, then get your account in order and submit a bid with Grey Flannel Auctions.

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Air Jordan XII “Flu Game” – Autographed Game-Worn Pair to be Auctioned Off

September 25th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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There are ‘Flu Games’ and then there’s the ’Flu Game’.  That’s how it goes with the Air Jordan XII, which in 2009 released in a revamped nubuck tribute to the original all-leather 1997 release.  It was that OG in which Michael Jordan miraculously fought off food poisoning to score 38 and crush the state of Utah — except maybe one of the Jazz’s ball boys.  The hardworking young man in question was supremely lucky to have been bequeathed the autographed, game worn pair from the ’97 Finals Game 5, which he promptly placed into a safe deposit box.  Sixteen years later, they’ve been unearthed and are set to be included in a Grey Flannel Auction scheduled to wrap up on December 11th of this year.  Grey Flannel expects these to be the top seller on that block, and the really interesting thing will be where these rank as far as most valued MJ memorabilia of all time.  Sneaker News will keep you posted with updates as more details come into focus, and for now, you can see the infamous kicks in question and let us know how much you think they’re worth.

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NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 11/16 – 11/18

November 19th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Just a few short weeks into the NBA Season and the major Feet players have already been established. The boys in Toronto continue their streak, with Amir Johnson’s Air Jordan XIII ‘Bulls’, DeRozan’s ‘Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’, and Dominic McGuire’s Air Jordan XIII ‘Altitude’. Nate Robinson’s weekend consisted of the Air Jordan V CDP and the Air Jordan XII ‘Flu Game’, while Paul Geroge rocked the Air Jordan XI ‘Space Jam’. Kobe Bryant, the last Nike Signature athlete to not debut his new sig shoe, wore the Nike Zoom Kobe VII Point 5 in a White/Concord colorway. The rest of NBA Feet from this weekend is here so take a look and let us know which is your favorite!

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NBA Feet: Around The League – 4/23 – 4/25

April 26th, 2012 by | 27 comments

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Welcome to the final NBA Feet feature of the 2011-2012 NBA Regular Season! We’ll keep you on track as the Playoffs move along, but there’s one last helping of NBA kicks that should have you excited for Playoff basketball. This year’s sneaker king award goes to Monta Ellis, who finished off the season wearing the Air Jordan X in 2005′s Varsity Red colorway. Amir Johnson of the Raptors switched to the Flu Game Air Jordan XII, while Q-Rich rocked one of his Air Jordan XIII PEs. Hakim Warrick went with the ‘Wolf’ Kobe VII, while Paul George opted for an iD version of that model. We’ve got a great recap of NBA Feet for you below, so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for NBA Feet for the Playoffs! Photos: espn

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