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The Actual Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 1s From 1985 Still Have Backboard Glass Stuck In The Shoe

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Jul 23 2020

In the summer of 1985, Michael Jordan joined Nike in an exhibition game in Italy, donning black and orange jerseys while showcasing his GOAT-in-the-making talents to the European fanbase. During that run, Jordan dropped thirty points and ended up shattering a backboard with a vicious one-handed dunk. But thanks to an impressive sneaker release in 2015, this random side-quest went from forgotten tidbit in MJ history to a moment forever frozen in time. Since then, the black/orange pairing has been quickly dubbed the “Shattered Backboard”, cementing itself among the most revered colorways in Air Jordan history. As one of the eleven breath-taking lots in the Stadium Goods x Christie’s ORIGINAL AIR event, the actual “Shattered Backboard Air Jordan 1s” are being auctioned, with final bids projected to reach as high as $850,000. This is the exact pair that Michael Jordan wore during that game – so authentic that a piece of the actual backboard glass still remains embedded in the left shoe. Check out a look at these incredible relics and browse all eleven lots from ORIGINAL AIR; bidding will begin on July 30th.

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