For­mer ball boy puts Jor­dan ‘flu game’ shoes up for auc­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

SALT LAKE CITY | A for­mer Utah Jazz ball boy is sell­ing Michael Jor­dan’s shoes from his fa­mous “flu game” dur­ing the 1997 NBA Fi­nals.

The Salt Lake Tri­bune re­ports that Pre­ston Truman kept the shoes in a safe-de­posit box at a Utah bank for 15 years. Truman, now 35, says he first be­friended Jor­dan by run­ning through the halls of the Salt Lake City arena to get Jor­dan his pregame ap­ple­sauce.

When the Chicago Bulls came back for the fi­nals months later, Truman had more ap­ple­sauce wait­ing for Jor­dan. Jor­dan was so im­pressed that af­ter the game he of­fered Truman the shoes, with a sig­na­ture.

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