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May 8, 2021 | 4:39 pm EDT Update
A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his 1982-83 championship season at the University of North Carolina sold for $1.38 million Saturday, making it the most expensive Jordan jersey sale ever. The previous record had been set in October when a No. 23 Chicago Bulls jersey from 1986-87 went for $480,000 through Heritage Auctions, which also auctioned theNorth Carolina jersey.
This Jordan jersey is the only known jersey photo-matched to his “Player of the Year” cover photo on The Sporting Newsfrom that season, according to Heritage. He’d earlier worn it during a game against Stanford during the Stanford Invitational Tournament,where a local high school student working as the visiting locker room attendant held onto the jersey.
Here’s what Durant said on the latest podcast episode of “The ETCs with Kevin Durant” : “He plays at a nice pace that’s why I think he can make them shots that way. Like those crazy shots that he be making, the passes that he throws it feels like he is just walking on the track. You know how when rappers just like easily cruise on the track and it’s like damn this ni—r is just talking? That’s how Doncic is. Like he’s just smooth out there, he’s seeing everything before it even happens, he can dictate every pass that he wants. He got a nice pace.”
Kevin Durant: “He’s deceptively quick too. He’ll get around you fast, slip around you fast for a layup and then slow down, that’s how he’ll get a lot of fouls too. Because he’ll act like he doesn’t have any athleticism. And he can get around you and he got a big body so he be trying to trick people into thinking he can’t get around you. And he slows down, you chase him down and he’ll slow down, and get a layup and one so you got to be on point with that dude.”
Gina Mizell: Monty on Dario’s challenging season: “He’s shown glimpses of who he can be. He probably would admit that he would like to be more consistent than he has been, but it’s hard to when you’ve had ankle injuries, thigh injury, COVID, it’s hard to get a rhythm… #Suns