Whitney Houston - Pair of Game-Worn Nike Air Jordan Sneakers Gifted by Michael Jordan, circa 1990. Pair of Air Jordan V "Metallics", black and silver with Jordan's trademark no. "23" stitched in white to the heels, both with size tags inside "US Size 13". , mounted in a lucite case with a framed black and white photograph of Whitney Houston and Michael Jordan, showing Whitney holding the sneakers. The case measures 15.75" high x 13.5" wide x 15.5" deep. In Very Good Plus condition. There are significant signs of wear to the sneakers, with marks and scuffs to the soles and a small area of loss to the upper on the left shoe. The right shoe also has a small area of loss to the heel. There are also cracks to the heels in several places. Also included in this lot is a two volume copy of For The Love Of The Game, 1998, signed and inscribed on the slipcase in black ink "To Whitney Still love your music/ Much love Michael Jordan". In Very Good condition, one flap and small tears and wear to corners and edges of slipcase. Both accompanied by certificates of authenticity from the Estate of Whitney E. Houston.

    We believe that these Air Jordans were gifted to Whitney by Michael Jordan on the night of Game 3 of the Pistons vs. Bulls 1990 Eastern Conference Finals. Whitney Houston sang the pre-game National Anthem that night and footage of her courtside shows her wearing the same outfit that she is wearing in the photograph of her and Jordan that accompanies this lot. It is quite possible that these are the very same Jordans he wore in the game, scoring 47 points in a 107-102 win over the Pistons.

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