Michael Jordan made a new record! Sotheby's, the US auction house, beat one of the jerseys he wore during game-1 of the 1998 NBA Finals won by the Chicago Bulls against the Utah Jazz for more than $ 10 million. The shirt thus becomes the highest paid heirloom in the history of sport, surpassing the 9.28 million dollars invested last May by a wealthy buyer to buy the Diego Armando Maradona shirt of the Argentine national team worn at the 1986 World Cup in the match won against England.
. for the second time a Jordan jersey at the NBA Finals was sold. Instead it was sold for 2.7 million dollars for an autographed card, always referring to the legendary 1997-98 season.
Interesting facts about Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York, where his parents Deloris, a bank employee, and James R.
Jordan Sr., a mechanic at a power plant, had just moved. Fourth of five children, he has two brothers and two sisters. Shortly after Michael's birth, the family moved again, this time to Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents had a different approach to him: while his mother was protective of him, his father was harder on him as he never missed an opportunity to taunt him and complain about him; this attitude on the part of his father, as Michael himself recognized years later, helped fuel his determination for constant improvement.
On 2 September 1989 he married Juanita Vanoy, who was four years older than him. They had three children: Jeffrey (born in 1988 before marriage, and who played basketball in the NCAA from 2007 to 2012, but not among the pros after being undrafted in 2012), Marcus (born in 1990, he also played basketball in the NCAA from 2009 to 2012 and remained undrafted in 2013) and Jasmine (born 1992).
In 2006 the couple gets a divorce. On April 27, 2013, he married Cuban model Yvette Prieto, 15 years his junior. In 2014 the couple had twins named Victoria and Ysabel. On May 27, 1993, while he was playing the conference finals against the New York Knicks, he was seen in a casino linked to the American Cosa Nostra in Atlantic City.
In 1992, he had to cover a $ 57,000 loss from gambling. After his first retirement in 1993, then NBA commissioner David Stern denied on multiple occasions that Jordan's was a suspension due to his off-field life. During May 2010, Jordan was criticized for appearing in a Hanes commercial while wearing a toothbrush mustache, which is often identified with Adolf Hitler.
Friend Charles Barkley stated in this regard: "I admit I don't know what Michael Jordan or Hanes were up to at the time. It just seems like a stupid, ugly idea to me."