Ex-Jazz ball boy sells sneakers given to him by Jordan

Ex-Jazz ball boy sells sneakers given to him by Jordan
November 12, 2013, 3:45 pm
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By Evan Moore

Believe it or not, a Utah Jazz fan has fond memories of Michael Jordan.

Preston Truman, who was a ball boy with the Utah Jazz during the 1997 NBA Finals, is now selling the sneakers Jordan gave him after the infamous “Flu game,” in an auction.

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The Air Jordan XII, were worn by the Bulls’ legend when he scored 38 points in game five of the NBA Finals. The sneakers were also autographed.

Truman told the Salt Lake Tribune that he thought it would be a good idea to ask for the shoes after Jordan remembered him from earlier in the season.

"Are you doing anything with your shoes after the game?,” Truman asked.  Jordan asked, "Why, you want them?"

Truman responded, "I would be honored."

Jordan also posed for a picture with Truman, further authenticating his story.  

The bidding for the game-worn Air Jordan XII sneakers will begin at $5,000 on Nov. 18 at Grey Flannel Auctions.