Basketball Headline News Sport

Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ jersey sells for record-breaking $10.1 million

A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan in the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals has sold for $10.1 million, breaking the record for game-worn sports memorabilia.

The jersey is also the most expensive Jordan item ever sold, surpassing an autographed card that sold for $2.7 million.

Jordan wore the jersey on the way to his sixth NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls, a journey chronicled in the popular TV series “The Last Dance.” At the time, the 1998 Finals were the most-watched in history, as viewers across the globe tuned in to see the star’s last run with the likes of Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr.

The Bulls lost the game that featured this $10.1 million jersey, falling to the Utah Jazz despite Jordan’s 33-point performance. The game was in Utah and the Bulls donned their iconic red away-game jerseys. The Jordan-led team ended up taking the series 4-2, and Jordan grabbed his sixth NBA Finals MVP.

Earlier this year, a shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup was sold for $9.3m.

Editing by Tersoo Nicholas