Basketball: Jordan's Dream Team jersey sells for S$306K

(From left) Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler after winning the Olympic gold in Barcelona on Aug 8, 1992. PHOTO: REUTERS

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - Michael Jordan's game-worn jersey from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics sold for US$216,000 (S$306,000) on Sunday night (April 19) in an auction that coincided with the release of a widely viewed Chicago Bulls documentary.

Robert Edward Auctions, which sells high-end sports memorabilia, confirmed the sale of the autographed, game-used jersey.

It fetched the second-highest auction price for a Jordan jersey.

Bidding opened at US$25,000 on April 7 and ended on the night of the premiere of ESPN's The Last Dance documentary.

"Michael Jordan is arguably the most iconic athlete of all-time, winning six NBA titles and two Olympic Gold medals," Robert Edward Auctions president Brian Dwyer said in a statement.

"Collectors relished a rare opportunity to own Jordan's jersey from the 1992 Dream Team - the greatest basketball team ever assembled."

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