S otheby’s is pleased to present, as the 4th lot in our From the Archive Week, Michael Jordan’s Game Worn, and Signed 2001-2002 Wizards jersey – a NO RESERVE online auction celebrating the extraordinary legacy of the basketball sensation, Michael Jordan.
Reliving the Career of Michael Jordan
Earns a Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Selected by the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Draft
The Original Air Jordan Sneakers Debut
Rookie of the Year
Watch Michael Jordan's Rookie of the Year Award Speech
63 Points Against the Celtics in Round One of the Playoffs
Earns Most Valuable Player Award and Defensive Player of the Year
Watch Michael Jordan's MVP Presentation
Jordan's Bulls Win Their First NBA Championship
Announces His Retirement
Takes a Brief Sojourn Into a Career as a Baseball Player
Returns to Basketball from Retirement
Bulls Win 72 Games
Bulls Win 6th NBA Championship
The Washington Wizards
A New “Era” of Basketball
Michael Jordan Career Highlights (Hall of Fame 2009)
Michael Jordan's First Dunk as a Washington Wizard
Did you know?
In September of 2001, Jordan came back from his second retirement and announced that he would return to NBA to play with the Washington Wizards. During his time with the Wizards, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history (a record that only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have since broken). On December 29, 2001, Jordan scored 51 points against the Charlotte Hornets to become the oldest player in NBA history to reach the 50-point threshold in a game.
By the time Michael Jordan retired, he was a 6 time NBA champion, a 6 time NBA Finals MVP, a 5 time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14 time All-Star, a 3 time NBA All-Star Game MVP, a 10 time scoring champion and a 2 time Slam Dunk Contest Champion. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, among the highest civilian awards in the United States.
Michael Jordan is today widely considered as one of the greatest athletes in American history, and Sotheby’s is excited to offer this item to honor the ongoing legacy of Mr. Jordan.