One of Michael Jordan’s 2002-2003 Washington Wizards shooting shirts was sold at a private sale for $900,000, Sotheby’s announced on Friday. The auction house said this specific shirt was the same one Jordan wore when he left the court for the last time in his NBA career on April 16, 2003.
Jordan retired at age 40 for the third and final time. While he spent most of his career with the Chicago BullsJordan’s last stop was with the Wizards from 2001-2003.
His last game was against Philadelphia 76ers at First Union Center, now known as Wells Fargo Center. Jordan recorded 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. His team suffered a 107-87 loss, but the crowd didn’t seem to care. Jordan received a three-minute standing ovation to honor a career filled with accomplishments, including six championship rings and 14 All-Star appearances.
Jordan, now owner of Charlotte Hornets, cemented his legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all time, and his memorabilia award shows just how much people think he’s worth. A ported Wizards game jersey for the 2001-2002 season sold at Sotheby’s for $35,000 in July 2020. A decent sum, but nothing compared to some other items. Last year, an autographed 1997-98 Upper Deck card that features his in-game jersey sold for $2.7 million at Goldin Auctions.
In September, a Bulls jersey he wore for Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finalswhich broke the record for the most expensive sports memorabilia ever sold.