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The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan’s last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on Thursday night. The collectible is from the Delta Center, where the Utah Jazz hosted the Bulls for Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. With 5.6 seconds to go, Jordan hit a go-ahead jumper from the top of the key, giving the Bulls a one-point victory and their sixth title in eight years.
A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said. The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the country as “Qiaodan”, a Chinese version of his name.
Agents have at times sidestepped Cho to chat directly with Jordan, according to league sources. The team has turned over almost its entire scouting and analytics departments in the past year. (Though the Hornets recently hired Mike Born, a well-regarded Cho ally from Portland, to a key scouting position.) The relationship between Cho and Clifford has been cool since the team dismissed Rod Higgins, a Jordan ally with whom Clifford felt he could talk hoops, per sources familiar with the matter. Cho, Clifford, and Polk all downplayed the idea of a rift, and the two wings of the organization worked well together this summer to upgrade the team’s shooting across all positions — a goal they shared.
Finally, Patrick concluded the interview by asking Bird if he could take his old friend and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. Bird joked that he’d wear a Hickory uniform for the contest before revealing who he thought would come out on top. “Boy, that’d be a good game,” Bird said. “God, I hate to admit this, but he’d kill me.”