Posted on August 02 2020
"There may be no practice-worn sneaker in existence that is as significant as this one."
As you likely know if you're well-versed in Air Jordan history, Micheal Jordan famously hit his "Last Shot" as a Chicago Bull by winning the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz while wearing the Air Jordan 14. Jordan debuted the brand new Air Jordan 14 in that Finals series, months before it would release at retail in 1999. Had Jordan opted to continue wearing the Air Jordan 13 for the Finals, which he had worn for the entirety of the 1997-98 season, the world would have never seen him play in the Air Jordan 14 and it would have been forever grouped with the post-Bulls era of Air Jordans.
Instead, and perhaps knowing that his would be his last chance to hit the court in a brand-new signature shoe, Jordan laced up his fourteenth model on the biggest stage of his final season with the Bulls. And the rest is basketball and sneaker history.
The ORIGINAL AIR: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities auction is live July 30-August 13, 2020.