Jason Terry Talks to B/R About Auctioning the Shoes He Wore in Game 6 vs Miami

Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2011

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks gestures on court after making a three-point shot in the second quarter while taking on the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Jason Terry is fresh off playing a critical role for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.  His brilliant play off the bench, particularly in a closeout situation in Game 6, may have been the deciding factor against the irrationally favored Miami Heat.

The reasons for Terry's success? He credits his faith in God, his confidence and...his shoes.

"Jet" Terry has been not only wearing, but promoting Reebok's ZigSlash basketball shoes throughout the playoffs.  He and his kicks made for a real nice picture that appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated after the Mavericks thumped the Los Angeles Lakers.

Now, Jet is auctioning off the shoes that helped bring the Larry O'Brien trophy to Big D for the first time.

He said, "Obviously, I love the shoes. So it hurts me to have to do it.  But I want to give the fans my appreciation to them and an opportunity to take a piece of history home."

It's easy to understand why Jet is feeling a little remorse over losing this particular pair of Reebok's.  During Game 6 of the Finals, with the help of his ZigSlash shoes, Terry hit 11-16 field goal attempts and led the Mavericks in scoring with 27 points.

While he may be attached to these kicks, he's willing to give them up for a good cause.

"I'm going to give all the proceeds to charity—to the Jason Terry Foundation," he said.

You can bid on the shoes by following this link to Reebok's official Reeward page.  The bidding will close on Sunday, June 26th at 10:35 p.m. ET.

You can also visit the Jason Terry Foundation by clicking here.


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