Christie's Are Auctioning Off A Game-Worn and Signed Air Jordan 13 'He Got Game'
After partnering with Stadium Goods for the 'largest sneaker auction ever' back in June, Christie's are lacing up another rare pair for auction – a game-worn and signed pair of the Air Jordan 13 'He Got Game'.
Designed by Tinker Hatfield and worn by Michael Jordan for much of the 1997-98 NBA season, the Air Jordan 13 is known for its perforated leather upper, cat's-eye heel detail and Zoom Air-filled midsole. The 'He Got Game' colourway gained notoriety from Spike Lee's film of the same name, in which Denzel Washington's Jake Shuttlesworth buys a pair at a sneaker store for '$139... $150 with tax', as can be seen in the clip below.
Between He Got Game and Michael Jordan's on-court feats during the 1997-98 season (28.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, a fifth MVP award, sixth NBA Championship and sixth NBA Finals MVP award) the Air Jordan 13 is one of the most notable releases from the final years of MJ's tenure with the Bulls. This pair was worn on April 18, 1998, when Chicago bested the New York Knicks 111-109, with Jordan pouring in 44 points in his final regular-season appearance with the Bulls.
Christie's estimates this special 'He Got Game' will sell for between $300,000-$500,000. The auction it's included in will run from November 4 to December 9, and the pair will be on display at Christie's New York City location from December 3 to December 7.