Michael Jordan

American basketball player and businessman

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Michael Jordan: American basketball player and businessman
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is a former American professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.


Bubba Wallace's New NASCAR Team Reveals Name, Number and Logo [Video]

Bubba Wallace's New NASCAR Team Reveals Name, Number and Logo

Last month, Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin announced they would be forming a new NASCAR Cup Series team with Wallace behind the wheel.

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Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver [Video]

Michael Jordan to Form New NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace as Driver

Michael Jordan is officially coming to NASCAR. The NBA superstar is forming his own single car team with current driver Denny Hamlin.

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NBA legend Michael Jordan makes bet on DraftKings [Video]

NBA legend Michael Jordan makes bet on DraftKings

DraftKings said Wednesday basketball legend Michael Jordan will take an undisclosed equity stake in the fantasy sports and gambling company and join its board as a special advisor. Fred Katayama..

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2020 CMT Music Awards: 5 highlights from a show in the 'great outdoors'

Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Tom Brady with Bill Belichick — some dynasties seem unstoppable. Enter: Carrie Underwood at the CMT Music Awards. - Published

Lakers star LeBron James becomes first NBA player to win Finals MVP with three teams

Only Michael Jordan with six has more Finals MVPs than LeBron James, who won his fourth Finals MVP award after leading the Lakers to the championship. - Published

LeBron James Tapped as New Wheaties Box Athlete, Takes Over for Serena

Michael Jordan's done it. Same with Walter Payton and Mary Lou Retton. And now, LeBron James is finally getting the honor of being on the Wheaties box!! It's kinda crazy LeBron hasn't been on the box.. - Published

Menu Signed By Jordan, Tyson, Payton Hits Auction, Could Fetch Thousands!

Imagine being at a restaurant ... and in walks Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Richard Dent and Don King. That's exactly what happened to a couple back in 1988, who commemorated the moment.. - Published

Michael Jordan Gave Travis Scott Blessing To Shoot Music Vid At Illinois Mansion

Travis Scott had permission from the GOAT to shoot visuals for his newest track ... getting a personal blessing from Michael Jordan to make it happen at his famous Illinois mansion!!! Cactus Jack just.. - Published

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

hamlin, michael jordan partner on nascar team for wallace
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and..
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NBA legend Jordan forms Nascar team with sole black competitor Wallace as driver

Basketball legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin form a single-car Nascar Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as its driver.
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Bubba Wallace to race for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin

Jordan will serve as majority owner of the single-car team.
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Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin form new NASCAR team, hire Bubba Wallace as driver

NBA legend Michael Jordan becomes first Black majority owner of a full-time NASCAR Cup Series team since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott in the 1970s. - Published

Michael Jordan Sparked Kenny Lattimore Sales Boom After 'Last Dance', Singer Says

R&B star Kenny Lattimore says his music sales SKYROCKETED thanks to that memorable scene from "The Last Dance" featuring Michael Jordan rocking out to his songs more than 20 years ago! In other words,.. - Published

Spoilers! Let's discuss Christopher Nolan's mind-bending 'Tenet' ending and its 'Last Dance' connection

Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" is bound to break your mind. Let's discuss its revealing ending and a slight connection to a Michael Jordan doc. - Published

Michael Jordan joins advisory board of sports betting service DraftKings

The six-time NBA champion and team owner has a controversial history when it comes to gambling.
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In 1991, ex-NBA player Craig Hodges sought similar game boycott — but had little support

Craig Hodges wanted to protest during 1991 NBA Finals after police beating of Rodney King but says Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson "dismissed" the idea. - Published

Audible launches a cheaper subscription plan for access to its exclusive podcasts and audio content

audible launches a cheaper subscription plan for access to its exclusive podcasts and audio content
Audible Audible, an Amazon company, is separating its exclusive audio content out into its own plan today with a cheaper subscription that doesn’t include audiobook access. Audible Plus, for $7.95..
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Convicted Murderer In Killing of Michael Jordan's Dad Granted Parole In 2023

One of the men convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan's father, James Sr., in 1993 will walk free in 2023 ... after he was granted parole on Tuesday. MJ's dad was shot to death in July 1993 while.. - Published

Michael Jordan's Nike sneakers sell for record $615,000 in auction - in pictures

michael jordan's nike sneakers sell for record $615,000 in auction - in pictures
A pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers sold for $615,000 (Dh 2.2million), breaking the record set just months ago by the sale of another pair of the basketball great's shoes. Read More Adidas Predator,..
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Michael Jordan's '96 Mercedes S600 Up For Auction, Could Sell For $100K

Michael Jordan's super fancy Mercedes Benz S600 Lorinser -- owned by MJ in the mid-'90s -- just hit the auction block and is expected to rake in $100k!! "His Airness" -- known for his ridiculously fast.. - Published

Michael Jordan Game-Worn Sneakers Could Fetch Over $500,000 At Auction

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(CNN) — One knock-on effect of the hype surrounding “The Last Dance” documentary appears to be a boon in Michael Jordan memorabilia, with one pair of the former Chicago Bulls star’s sneakers..
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White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf says Michael Jordan would have reached the majors

Jordan played for the White Sox's Class AA team in 1994 during his NBA hiatus. - Published

Arjen Robben: Michael Jordan documentary inspired Groningen comeback

Arjen Robben was inspired to attempt a playing comeback with boyhood club Groningen by a montage of Michael Jordan and his own career
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How 'The Last Dance' on Michael Jordan and the Bulls gave Trae Young offseason motivation

"The Last Dance," the documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' dynasty, provided some extra offseason motivation for All-Star Trae Young. - Published

Michael Jordan to donate $100m in fight for racial equality

michael jordan to donate $100m in fight for racial equality
CAPE TOWN – NBA legend Michael Jordan has pledged to donate $100m to help in the fight against racial inequality. Protests have broken out all over America in recent weeks following the killing of..
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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand announce $100 million donation to social justice organizations

The pledge is for $100 million over 10 years to organizations "dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education." - Published

George Floyd: Michael Jordan, Jadon Sancho, Serena Williams speak out, past protests and why this time might be different

BBC Sport's Nesta McGregor rounds up some of the reaction and discusses the history of American sports stars speaking out against "ingrained racism".
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George Floyd death: Michael Jordan 'truly pained and plain angry'

Basketball legend Michael Jordan says he is "deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry" after the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd.
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Michael Jordan speaks out on George Floyd death and protests: 'We have had enough'

The NBA legend said Sunday: "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country." - Published

Clyde Drexler previews Blazers documentary 'Rip City Revival' and explains why he didn't watch 'The Last Dance'

Clyde Drexler says he'll eventually watch "The Last Dance" about Michael Jordan and the Bulls. First, he has his own documentary to see. - Published

Here are 7 dream athlete documentaries we'd like to see given the Michael Jordan treatment

In this sports-deprived state, documentaries are the new Super Bowl. And we have seven athletes who should get "The Last Dance" treatment. - Published

Did Jordan go too far? Or was he a great leader? Amaechi and Syed debate

Former NBA player John Amaechi and journalist Matthew Syed debate on BBC Radio 5 Live whether Michael Jordan's leadership techniques in The Last Dance crossed the line.
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Horace Grant fumes at Michael Jordan's 'lie' in 'The Last Dance' about him being a 'snitch'

Power forward Horace Grant, who won three NBA titles with the Bulls, disputes Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" claim he passed along locker room details. - Published

Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn 'Air Jordan 1s' Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday. - Published

Screaming Indiana Pacers fan Kathy Harrison, who went viral from Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance,' talks about new fame

The screaming Pacers fan who went viral from "The Last Dance" documentary has been identified as Kathy Harrison, who owns a car dealership. - Published

'Don't ever talk trash to Black Jesus' among most unforgettable quotes from Michael Jordan in 'Last Dance'

Fans who watched "The Last Dance" heard expletive-filled trash talk as well as emotional reflections from the Bulls' Michael Jordan and others. - Published

Seven reasons we're still obsessed with Michael Jordan

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Why Michael Jordan's Bulls would've had trouble winning seventh title in 1999

Michael Jordan said he "felt like we could've won seven (titles)" if Bulls owner kept the team together. But what were the chances if he got his wish? - Published

'The Last Dance' winners, losers: Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Isiah Thomas and memes lead way

Who "won" the 10-part documentary? Who "lost?" USA TODAY Sports breaks down who looks better or worse in the aftermath of "The Last Dance." - Published

Michael Jordan on Chicago Bulls: 'I felt like we could've won seven' NBA titles

Michael Jordan still can't accept that the core of the 1998 Bulls did not get the opportunity to defend their title in 1999. - Published

Michael Jordan insists in 'The Last Dance' he did not push off on Bryon Russell in 1998 NBA Finals

Should Michael Jordan's iconic shot for the Bulls against Bryon Russell and the Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals have been waived off? - Published

What we learned about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls from 'The Last Dance'

"The Last Dance" was a much-needed presence in our time without live sports, and it taught us a lot about Michael Jordan and the Bulls, too. - Published

'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan 'flu game' in 1997 NBA Finals result of food poisoning from pizza

"The Last Dance" revealed the truth of Michael Jordan's famous 1997 NBA Finals "flu game" as well as the tragic story of Steve Kerr's father, Malcolm. - Published

Michael Jordan: NBA legend's trainers sell for record $560,000

Basketball legend Michael Jordan's autographed trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 (£463,000) in an online auction.
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Jordan's first Air Jordan sneakers sold for record $560,000 at Sotheby's

NBA great Michael Jordan's autographed match-worn sneakers from his rookie season fetched a record $560,000 in an online auction, Sotheby's said on Sunday.
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Michael Jordan's game-worn, signed shoes from rookie season sell for $560,000 in auction

An unknown buyer ponied up $560,000 for a pair of game-worn, signed "Air Jordan 1's" during an auction Sunday. Jordan wore them in 1984-85. - Published

Tracing Michael Jordan's 10 biggest life feats over 20-plus years since 'The Last Dance' era

Michael Jordan's legacy is captured on "The Last Dance" through behind-the-scenes footage of the Bulls. It doesn't cover the 22 years since then. - Published

'A wager? Whatever makes you uncomfortable' - how legend Jordan psyched out Lineker's golf mate

Former England striker Gary Lineker shares a story about the time he played golf with basketball legend Michael Jordan and Hollywood royalty Samuel L Jackson.
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Michael Jordan's villains: Ranking MJ's fiercest NBA rivals of the 1990s

Many NBA stars challenged Michael Jordan during his time winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. Who were his fiercest rivals? - Published

'The Last Dance:' Why Scott Burrell enjoyed Michael Jordan's trash talking on 1997-98 Chicago Bulls

Scott Burrell remains amused when watching Michael Jordan's trash talking on "The Last Dance" Chicago Bulls documentary. - Published

'This one's for daddy': 'The Last Dance' showcases Michael Jordan's human side in emotional title without father

Wrapped in Episode 8 of 'The Last Dance' was a moment that illustrated Michael Jordan's heartbreak after winning and missing his father. - Published

'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan's retirement influenced by father's murder, not gambling

Contrary to popular conspiracy theories, Michael Jordan reiterated that his father's murder was the major factor in his first retirement in 1993. - Published

'The Last Dance': Why Michael Jordan invented slights for motivation

Winning was all that mattered to Michael Jordan. If he needed to find something for motivation, he found it — no matter how trivial or contrived. - Published

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