Space Jam remains a cult favorite and a meaningful childhood cornerstone for many millennials. ’90s kids breathed a collective sigh of relief when Bill Murray made the crucial pass to Jordan for the game-winning shot that would save the Tune Squad from an eternity of enslavement at Moron Mountain. And now there’s an opportunity to own a piece of that moment, as bidding is about to begin on the very Air Jordan 2 sneakers Murray took to the court in.
The size 11 AJ2 sneakers are clearly worn based on their soles, and come with the original box. This would suggest that they were bought new for the film and then put into storage for the past 25 years “in time capsule fashion.”
On top of that, the winning bidder will receive the very same white socks and red Acme Clothing brand Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil T-shirt (with inner tags cut off), that Murray wore under his Tune Squad uniform during the pivotal scene.
According to Julien’s auction house, the sneakers in question “represent an interesting alignment of popular culture subjects and eras… Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest athlete of his generation, as well as a version of his iconic Air Jordan shoes (which kicked off both a branding and sneaker collecting craze)… Bill Murray, who transcended his beginnings in comedy in the 70s and 80s to become most popular as a genius in Hollywood playing himself every day in a post-modern world… and Space Jam, a rare film that blended real-world sports athletes with the popular Warner Brothers ‘Looney Tunes’ characters from the Golden Age of American animation.”
The current bid is set at $9,000 with one more day to place your bid. Don’t forget to check out the other lots in the Hollywood Legends & Luminaries auction, which features a Xenomorph costume designed by H.R. Giger for Alien, a three-piece suit worn by Al Pacino in Scarface, Sylvester Stallone’s stiletto knife from Rambo: First Blood Part 2 and Sean Connery’s hero Walther P5 from his last Bond film, 1983’s Never Say Never Again.