A pair of early spikes handmade by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman for Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome, including featuring a prototype logo, have been up for sale by Sotheby’s and could fetch up to record $1 million (£723,000/€850,000) when they are auctioned later this month.
A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his sophomore season at the University of North Carolina has sold for record $1.38 million (£975,000/€1.13 million) by Heritage Auctions.
A jersey worn by the late Kobe Bryant in the finals of the 2009 National Basketball Association (NBA) when he lifted his fourth Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers has sold for a record $337,334 (£246,129/€277,927) at an online auction.
More important memorabilia from Michael Jordan’s legendary career has been put up for auction, including a pair of trainers that could fetch a record price.
A jersey worn by Michael Jordan 18 years ago when he helped inspire the Washington Wizards to a record victory over the Boston Celtics has been put up for auction.
If you have, say, $300,000 (£234,000/€253,000) to hand, or its equivalent, and you are a basketball fan, you might want to take a look at what Heritage Auctions, in Dallas, Texas, currently have on offer by way of Michael Jordan memorabilia.
Olga Korbut’s accreditation tag and a ponytail band from the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich has sold for $1,680 (£1,250/€1,400) at auction.
A Mercedes-Benz featured in The Last Dance is the latest piece of Michael Jordan memorabilia to have fetched a six-figure sum at an auction.
A pair of Michael Jordan's Nike trainers have sold for a record $615,000 (£475,000/€520,000) at an online auction organised by Christie's and Stadium Goods which raised nearly a million dollars.
A photocopy of Michael Jordan's first-ever contract with the Chicago Bulls has sold for $57,068 (£43,599/€48,490) at auction.
The boom in Michael Jordan memorabilia is set to continue following the success of “The Last Dance” documentary broadcast on Netflix earlier this year.
A card featuring double Olympic basketball gold medallist LeBron James has sold for $1.8 million (£1.4 million/€1.6 million) at auction.
A single Nike Air Jordan I shoe and a black Wilson baseball glove, both previously owned by Michael Jordan, have sold at auction for more than $62,000 (£49,000/€55,000).
Double Olympic basketball champion Jordan donates $100 million to groups fighting for racial equality
Double Olympic basketball champion Michael Jordan is teaming up with his brand Jordan to donate $100 million (£78.8 million/€88.4 million) to groups fighting for racial equality.
Mike Rowbottom: If the IOC think they can "switch off" athlete protests at Tokyo 2020 they can forget it
If the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics do take place next summer it will mean, one would fervently hope, that the COVID-19 pandemic has been controlled, if not eradicated. And if so, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) needs to gird itself.