This jacket is perhaps the most important ‘Dream Team’ item to ever surface publicly, and is also potentially the most controversial within the parameters of Jordan’s illustrious career. Worn by Michael Jordan as he accepted the Gold Medal for his victory and leadership as part of the now iconic 1992 ‘Dream Team,’ Jordan was vehemently against wearing this Reebok jacket due to his loyalty to his longtime business partner, Nike.
This jacket is many things. It’s a symbol of Michael Jordan’s Gold Medal performance as part of arguably the greatest basketball team ever assembled, ‘The Dream Team.’ It represents a milestone in terms of how the National Basketball Association was able to build its audience on the global stage, and finally, this jacket is a representation of Michael’s loyalty to Nike, the company that believed in him from the very inception of his professional career, and is still such an important part of his life.
The Dream Team | Part I auction will take place at Sotheby’s New York on 28 June.