A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan (59) was auctioned in New York for a record sum of around ten million US dollars. The auction house Sotheby’s announced after the auction on Thursday that it was the most expensive basketball jersey ever auctioned.
There were around 20 bids for the garment. The auction house initially did not say who finally made the highest bid of $ 10.1 million. Sotheby’s originally valued the jersey at around $5 million.
Jordan wore the jersey in the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals. The basketball player and his Chicago Bulls had won the 1998 final series 4-2 against the Utah Jazz. It was the sixth and last championship for the legendary number 23.
Last year, the American’s sports shoes were auctioned for $ 1.5 million. The most expensive jersey ever auctioned was a jersey by Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona from 1986, which changed hands a few months ago for 8.4 million euros. (dpa)