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Backboard, hoop, net from Michael Jordan’s last shot sells for $41,825


The backboard, hoop and net that served as the apparatus for the final shot in Michael Jordan’s career sold at auction for an astounding $41,825, according to an News Services report. The prized piece of NBA memorabilia was sold to a collector on Thursday night by Heritage Auctions during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

The backboard, etc. is from the Delta Center (now Energy Solutions Arena), home of the Utah Jazz and the site of MJ’s final made jumper, which occurred during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on June 14, 1998. Jordan’s shot sealed the Chicago Bulls’ sixth NBA title in eight years.

┬áJordan’s ridiculous shake-and-bake at the top of the key that left a helpless Byron Russell on the floor, not to mention how the Bulls superstar held his shot pose as the ball swished through the net, remains one of the most iconic moments in NBA history.

The backboard, hoop and net weren’t the only major piece of professional sports memorabilia to move on Thursday, either. ESPN’s report also notes that William “The Refrigerator” Perry’s Super Bowl XX ring sold for an astounding $203,150.

(image courtesy of Heritage Auctions)