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Jordan's Sale of Hornets Control Would Set NBA Back

NBA great is league's only Black majority owner

(Newser) - After 13 years of running the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan has a deal to sell his majority stake in the team. The NBA great would retain a minority stake and remain involved in the franchise, ESPN reports. The buyer is a group led by Gabe Plotkin, who owns a minority...

Pippen Says Jordan Was a 'Horrible Player'

In podcast, he renews attacks on former Bulls teammate

(Newser) - Scottie Pippen has changed his tune since 2018, when he described former Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan as the "greatest to ever put on shoes and play in our game." On Stacey King's "Gimme the Hot Sauce" podcast Friday, Pippen claimed Jordan was a "horrible...

Michael Jordan's 'Last Dance' Sneakers Shatter Auction Record

They sold for $2.2M Tuesday

(Newser) - An iconic pair of Michael Jordan sneakers has set a new record for athletic shoes sold at auction. The Air Jordan XIII Breds, worn by Jordan during Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals, sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $2,238,000 Tuesday, Sports Illustrated reports. The previous...

Michael Jordan Marks His 60th With Record Donation

He's giving $10M to Make-A-Wish Foundation

(Newser) - Michael Jordan is celebrating a big birthday with a big present to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which he has supported for decades. The NBA legend, who turns 60 on Friday, is giving $10 million to the nonprofit; that's the biggest donation from an individual in its 43-year history, ABC reports....

Even With $2.5B, Oprah Isn't Among 400 Richest in US

Kanye West doesn't make the cut, either, though Donald Trump does

(Newser) - Donald Trump has found his way back onto Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. The former president was excluded in 2021 for the first time in 25 years. But with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion—up from $2.5 billion last year—he's back for...

Michael Jordan Jersey Just Broke All Jersey Records

He wore it during the 1998 'Last Dance' series, and it sold for $10.1M

(Newser) - A Chicago Bulls jersey sold for a stunning $10.1 million at a Sotheby's auction—and it's not even from a game the team won. Michael Jordan wore the jersey in the first game of the 1998 NBA Finals, which were chronicled in The Last Dance TV series,...

Bulls Legend Scottie Pippen Felt Insulted by The Last Dance

Michael Jordan 'couldn’t have been more condescending if he tried'

(Newser) - NBA legend Scottie Pippen has the same problem with The Last Dance that Ken Burns did: The 10-part ESPN documentary series on the Chicago Bulls' 1997-98 championship was made in partnership with Michael Jordan's production company, which made Jordan "both leading man and director," Pippen writes in...

For Sale: Boxers With 'Definite Use' by Michael Jordan

Current bid is $605

(Newser) - It's "about as close to greatness as one can get." By that, Lelands Auctions is referring to a pair of Michael Jordan's used boxer shorts, which are now up for grabs. The grey and black "underwear/compression shorts" show signs of "definite use," with...

Michael Jordan Debuts at Daytona
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Starts New Sport

Michael Jordan Starts New Sport

NASCAR season opens with groundbreaking team that has Bubba Wallace at the wheel

(Newser) - Michael Jordan enters a new arena Sunday, as co-owner of a NASCAR team in the Daytona 500. He's new to the role—having spent his formative years playing basketball and baseball—but he's surrounded by experience, WCNC reports. Denny Hamlin, the co-owner, has won Daytona three times. And...

Killer of Michael Jordan's Dad to Leave Prison in 2023

Larry Demery, imprisoned since 1996, learns his parole date

(Newser) - One of two men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father has set his sights on Aug. 6, 2023—the date he'll finally walk out of prison. Larry Demery's parole date was announced by North Carolina officials on Tuesday, following a "three-way agreement" between Demery, the Division...

Post-Injury Air Jordans Could Bring Another $500K

Star gave the shoes to a young fan, who's had them since 1986

(Newser) - Michael Jordan's NBA career nearly ended just as it was starting. In the third game of his second season with the Chicago Bulls, Jordan broke his foot. When he returned six weeks later, Jordan had help: specially made Air Jordans, with a strap added to support his injured left...

Someone Just Paid $560K for These Sneakers

They were Air Jordan 1s from way back in 1985

(Newser) - Hurting for cash and hating the rich? Then really, don't read this—because someone just snagged a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers for $560,000, CNN reports. Sotheby's auctioned off the 1985 mid-tops Sunday, more than tripling the $150,000 estimate and dethroning the Nike 1972 "...

Ken Burns Has a Big Problem With The Last Dance

'That's not the way you do good journalism'

(Newser) - Ken Burns hasn't seen any of ESPN's new 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan —but he already knows he has a big problem with it. The Last Dance was made in partnership with Jump23, Jordan's production company, and Burns, one of America's leading documentary makers,...

Isiah Thomas: I Played Against 3 Guys Better Than Jordan

The feud continues

(Newser) - Michael Jordan is getting a lot of love these days thanks to a new ESPN documentary about his greatness on the basketball court. Just don't count fellow Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas among those who consider Jordan the greatest of all time. In fact, Thomas tells CBS News that...

Obama's Title in Jordan Film Gets a Laugh

But director has his reasons for labeling him 'former Chicago resident'

(Newser) - ESPN began airing its 10-part Michael Jordan documentary Sunday night, and one small moment from The Last Dance drew a bit of attention online. When Barack Obama appeared in the film, the chyron described him only as "Former Chicago Resident," notes People . Sites such as BuzzFeed and Vulture...

ESPN Has Good News for You, Sports Fans

Michael Jordan documentary dropping a couple months early

(Newser) - The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called The Last Dance will...

These Are the 6 Richest Celebs in the US

George Lucas tops Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the wealthiest celebrities in the US, and the top four are billionaires. The two people tied for the No. 5 spot with net worths of $900 million each, however, are both notable: Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest...

Case Raises Questions About Killing of Michael Jordan's Dad

Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder, insists he killed nobody

(Newser) - The 1993 murder jolted not just the sports world but the nation: James Jordan, the father of NBA phenom Michael Jordan, was fatally shot and dumped in a South Carolina swamp. Two teens, Larry Demery and Daniel Green, were convicted and are serving life sentences. Green, however, is now asking...

Trump Insults Intelligence of LeBron, Don Lemon on Twitter

'Dumbest man on television' made LeBron James 'look smart,' president tweeted after CNN spot

(Newser) - LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN . One person who was apparently up late watching it: President Trump. Shortly before midnight, he made his thoughts known on what he thought of the LeBron-Lemon conversation. "Lebron James was...

Michael Jordan Making Biggest Donation Ever to NC City

NBA star is donating $7M to open 2 medical clinics in Charlotte

(Newser) - Michael Jordan, who grew up in North Carolina, attended UNC-Chapel Hill, and now owns the Charlotte Hornets, is making his biggest ever donation—$7 million—to build two medical clinics in Charlotte. Per his rep, the NBA legend learned of a 2014 study that found children in the North Carolina...

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