Flu game twelve, Space Jam 11
Flu Game 12 and Space Jam 11 are two very rare pairs of Air Jordans. Note, 12 + 11 = 23
“The Flu Game” has become the nickname for Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. MJ was extremely sick with the flu, but put up crazy numbers in the game despite his illness (38 points, 5 assists). The black/red XIIs were the shoes he was wearing for the game. In 2009, Jordan Brand released a similarly colored shoe (although the black upper was Nubuck instead of leather), and it had commemorative markings in honor of the game (mainly a sick looking face emoticon, as well as the numbers 38/97 (points scored/the year).
The ‘Space Jam XIs’ are the pair that MJ wore in the movie of the same name:
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