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Michael Jordan Olympic jersey sells for believed record price

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Michael Jordan game-worn jersey from the 1984 Olympics sold for $273,904 on Thursday, believed to be a record price for a basketball jersey.

Jordan’s red No. 9 Team USA jersey from his first of two Olympics was sold by Grey Flannel Auctions.

The auction house believes the previous record was $190,414 from 2011, when it sold a Julius Erving ABA rookie season jersey.

The jersey from Jordan’s final Chicago Bulls regular-season game in 1998 went for $173,240 in 2015.

Last week, a pair of Jordan’s shoes from the 1984 Olympics sold for a record price for game-worn shoes.

At the 1984 Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team wore red against West Germany in the quarterfinals and, judging by this image, also against China in group play.

The Americans went 8-0 in Los Angeles, winning every game by double digits.

Jordan led the way with 17.1 points per game following his junior season at North Carolina and before his rookie year with the Chicago Bulls.

The U.S. Olympic team in 1984 also included Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin, who would join Jordan on the Dream Team in 1992 to win a second Olympic gold. The 1984 team was coached by Bobby Knight.

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Michael Jordan’s Olympic shoes auction for record price

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The Converse sneakers Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Olympic basketball final sold for $190,372.80 on Sunday morning, a record price for a pair of game-worn shoes.

The shoes, which were autographed, were previously reported to hit the auction block in 2014 and 2015, but they were pulled back.

The previous record price for game-worn shoes was $104,765 for Jordan’s Nikes from his famous “flu game” in the 1997 NBA Finals, according to SCP Auctions.

Jordan averaged 17 points per game in helping the U.S. to gold in Los Angeles, two months before beginning his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls.

He signed the Converse shoes and gave them to a ball boy after the U.S. beat Spain in the gold-medal game. The ball boy is the son of 1970s Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Gail Goodrich.

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Pau Gasol commits to Olympics, report says

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Pau Gasol weighed whether to skip the Rio Games due to Zika virus concerns and has decided to make himself available for a fourth Olympics, according to Marca.

Gasol, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, had previously penned his concerns about the Zika virus on May 30 and said he might decide to freeze his sperm beforehand if he goes to Rio.

Pau and injured younger brother Marc Gasol were named to Spain’s list of 24 finalists for the 12-man roster earlier this month.

Pau carried Spain to Olympic qualification at EuroBasket in September, scoring 30, 27 and 40 points in the last three Olympic qualifying games to book the nation’s fifth straight Olympic men’s basketball berth.

Spain was without Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Ricky Rubio and Jose Calderon at EuroBasket. If they all return for Rio, along with Pau, they could challenge a depleted U.S. roster.

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