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1982 NCAA Basketball Championship Game Net from Michael Jordan's Game-Winning Shot! Three future Hall of Famers would do battle at the Louisiana Superdome on March 29, 1982 to determine whether Michael Jordan and James Worthy's UNC Tarheels or Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas were the best team in collegiate basketball. It would prove to be one of the most exciting and fiercely contested Finals in March Madness history, providing the freshman Jordan with the first of many watershed moments on the national stage, a fifteen-foot jumper from the left baseline with seventeen seconds to play which would prove to be the final points scored in Carolina's 63 to 62 victory. On this date, the legend of Air Jordan was born.

Joyously following the longstanding tradition, the conquering Tarheels snipped the nets from the rims after the final buzzer of their victorious Final, and an included issue of the March 30, 1982 Durham Morning Herald pictures famed coach Dean Smith on the front page as he takes his turn with the scissors. At bottom left of this image, we can see senior forward Christopher Brust cheering his coach on. Around his neck hangs the other net, presented here within this Platinum Night auction.

His signed letter of provenance (complete with original mailing envelope) states:

This is the Net from the 1982 National Championship Basketball game that was played in the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The final score was University of North Carolina 63 Georgetown University 62. The nets were cut down piece by piece by each player. When both nets were finally cut down, James Worthy had one and I had the other. Being a Senior that year had its perks!!! This is the net that Michael Jordan made the winning shot through.

Unquestionably one of the most important Jordan artifacts ever made available for public sale, this net is a seminal relic in his ascension to the pinnacle of sporting fame and achievement. We expect a great deal of interest from the Tarheel faithful as well, but admittedly Bulls fans will have home court advantage in this Platinum Night event.

As a bonus, this lot will include a signed basketball from the 1983-84 Tarheels, featuring Jordan among the fourteen bold black sharpie signatures, which also include Sam Perkins, Kenny Smith and Brad Daugherty. Letter of provenance from Christopher Brust. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autographed ball). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (autographed ball).

Service and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)

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August, 2011
4th Thursday
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