It was Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, and Michael Jordan wasn't feeling his best—in fact, he had the flu. The Chicago Bulls were playing the Utah Jazz and the series was tied 2-2. Jordan still rose to the occasion and dropped 38 points, and led the Bulls to a pivotal win.
The sneakers that Jordan wore—the Air Jordan XII "Black/Red"—were given to a ball boy in a trade for applesauce, and were signed by Jordan himself. Recently, the sneakers hit the auction block, and sold for $104,765, the highest price ever paid for a pair of game-worn NBA sneakers. It's an entirely understandable price for one of the most memorable sneakers in Jordan's history, but there are plenty of other things that can be purchased for that price. For starters, someone who's a North Carolina resident can go to Michael Jordan's alma mater, the University of North Carolina, for four years (room and board not included) and still buy new Jordans every semester. But there are crazier things, too. Here are 10 Things That Cost As Much As Michael Jordan's "Flu Game" Air Jordan XIIs.
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