Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Screen Grab from SCP Auctions websiteBefore Michael Jordan set the world ablaze with his signature line of Air Jordans, the G.O.A.T. actually wore Converse sneakers on the hardwood.An old pair worn by his “Airness” during the 1984 Olympic gold-medal-winning game against Spain has fetched for a whopping $190,373 (over P9 million). ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jordan scored 20 points in the 96-65 win over Spain on August 10, 1984 and officially signed with the Chicago Bulls the following month. His deal with Nike came in October.This is not the first time Jordan’s game-worn shoes sold for a ridiculous amount, as the sneakers he wore during the “Flu Game” in the 1997 NBA finals sold for $104,765 (over P5 million) in 2013. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:Steph Curry’s used mouthguard valued at $5k in auctionADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ The game-used sneakers was signed by Jordan and was given to a then 11-year-old ball boy, who just happened to be the son of retired NBA player Gail Goodridge.The bid, which opened at $10,000 (almost P500,000), quickly rose to become the highest price on record for a pair of game-used sneakers, according to SCP auctions and relayed by ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundScreen Grab from SCP Auctions website“The record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia,” Dan Imler, SCP vice president was quoted as saying in the report.Aside from bearing the legend’s handwriting, the shoes also featured some orthotic inserts and is considered the last Converse pair Jordan wore as an amateur. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Banal keeps Flying V unbeaten in D-League View comments
“Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” returned for its fifth annual event, taking philanthropic donors and special guests to Italy’s most beautiful regions, where they were treated to the very best arts, entertainment, and culture in the region.Josh Groban and Andrea BocelliOver its 24-year history, Celebrity Fight Night has earned the title as one of the largest grossing charity events in the country, sending more than $86 million to charities, most significantly to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.On September 4th, over 100 philanthropists traveled to Italy to participate in the extraordinary philanthropic adventure, which kicked off with a memorable dinner under the stars in the Gherardesca Garden}. The following day guests were taken on a journey to the sea where they cruised along the Tyrrhenian Coast up to the stunning town of Porto Venere for a dinner at the foot of the Church of St. Peter. Guests were enchanted with entertainment from Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee, and Colin Schachat, directed by 16-time Grammy Award Winner, David Foster.The next evening, Leonardo Ferragamo hosted guests at his family house, Villa le Rose, a beautiful Renaissance villa commissioned in the 15th century. Ferragamo treated guests to a dinner accompanied with outstanding entertainment from award-winning Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, alongside Andrea Bocelli’s son, Matteo Bocelli, Michael W. Smith, and Chris Tucker.On Saturday night, guests traveled to medieval Verona for a dinner at the Gran Guardia Palace, followed by the mesmerizing opera show, ‘La Notte di Andrea Bocelli’, in the 2000-year-old Arena di Verona. Hosted by Italian TV Presenter, Milly Carlucci, alongside celebrity presenters including Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, and Catherine Deneuve, the show was dedicated to the highest expression of art involving over 400 performers from the world of classical music and dance. World-renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli was joined on stage by international artists Carla Fracci, Grammy Award winner Isabel Leonard, Grammy-Nominated Aida Garifullina, Sergei Polunin, Leo Nucci, and the Italian Operatic Baritone for an unparalleled operatic spectacle. During the concert, ABF promoted the SMS Campaign dedicated to the reconstruction of the pre-school and the primary school in the Municipality of Muccia, the Central Italy Earthquake Intervention.The culmination of the 7-day event featured a fun-filled musical night led by David Foster, as well as various world-renowned artists including Andrea Bocelli, Reba McEntire, Kristin Chenoweth, Katharine McPhee, Pia Toscano, Caroline Campbell, Brian McKnight, and Michael W. Smith. The entertainment was preceded by a gourmet dinner and live auction at the Palazzo Pitti, which was built in 1457 and eventually became the primary residence of the royal Medici family.This experience was sponsored by Stefano Ricci, Antico Setificio Fiorentino, GVM, TaTaTu, Fregoli, Vhernier, Emilio Pucci, Il Palato Italiano, Falconeri, Sanlorenzo, Ca ’del Bosco, and Fratelli Piccini.