LeBron made good on his promise to give Cleveland the championship the city so desperately sought. It took 7 games, a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, and a Kyrie Irving three to seal the deal, but it actually happened. SCP Auctions is taking us back to the earlier years of LeBron’s career with their latest relic, Game-Worn LeBron Shoes from The King’s rookie season. This Nike Air Zoom Generation pair features that iconic white and black colorway from LeBron’s first game against the Sacramento Kings (although it isn’t specified which outing this particular game used offering is from).
While a jury decided last week that using Michael Jordan’s likeness in an ad without his permission will cost supermarket chain owner Safeway $8.9 million in damages, collectors were uninspired by the value of some of the basketball legend’s game-worn shoes. Five pairs of sneakers worn by the former Chicago Bulls great sold in an auction over the weekend, but for far less than the $71,553 that a used pair of his shoes sold for in April.
Michael Jordan may not do any endorsement deals for less than $10 million, but bids so far for a handful of his game-worn shoes have been relatively cheap. Five pair of the former Chicago Bulls great’s sneakers are up for grabs this week from Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based SCP Auctions.
Collectors now have a chance to own some really big shoes, whose soles once belonged to a player who was the heart and soul of the New York Giants. The white, size 13 Nike/Pro cleats worn by Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium is part of SCP Auctions’ Mid-Summer Classic online auction, which runs through August 22.