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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... More »

LeBron James Just Upended 19-Year-Old Jordan Record

Cavs star now has most playoff points ever

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers earned a third straight trip to the NBA finals and LeBron James secured a place in the history books Thursday night by surpassing Michael Jordan's record as the all-time NBA playoffs scorer. James scored 35 points in the 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics and overtook... More »

Michael Jordan Now Better at Chinese Lawsuits Than Baseball

A Chinese sportswear company had been using the characters for his name

(Newser) - Crying Jordan, no more. The BBC reports basketball legend and internet meme Michael Jordan has won a lawsuit against a Chinese sportswear company capitalizing on his name. The Chinese characters for Jordan's name are read "Qiaodan," and Qiaodan Sports has been using them for a decade, along... More »

Michael Jordan 'Deeply Troubled' at Racial Tension, Police Shootings

NBA star speaks out

(Newser) - Michael Jordan is speaking out—and taking action—with regard to the social unrest in America right now. "As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans... More »

Chain Owes Michael Jordan $9M Over Ad for a Steak

He didn't authorize it

(Newser) - It's a safe bet that a supermarket chain's steak promotion has now become the most costly $2 coupon in advertising history. A Chicago jury yesterday ordered Dominick's to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million because it used his name on its ad without permission, reports ESPN . Dominick'... More »

7 Crazy Over-the-Top Celebrity Weddings

Including some even more expensive than the Kimye nuptials

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding was certainly over-the-top: It cost an estimated $2.8 million , but what do you expect when you're flying your guests from Paris to Florence via private jet, hiring Andrea Bocelli to sing, holding your rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles, and... More »

Michael Jordan: 'I Considered Myself a Racist'

He was 'against all white people,' he says in new biography

(Newser) - Soon after the death of Michael Jordan's great-grandfather, who had been a cook at a whites-only hunting club, a schoolmate of Jordan's called him the n-word. "So I threw a soda at her," Jordan reveals in Michael Jordan: The Life, a biography by Roland Lazenby released... More »

Michael Jordan, Wife Expecting Twin Girls

Bruce Willis also expecting new baby

(Newser) - We knew Michael Jordan and his new wife were expecting a baby —but it turns out they're expecting two. Jordan and Yvette Prieto's identical twin girls are due in April, E! reports, just about a year after the couple wed. Another celebrity baby coming soon: Bruce Willis'... More »

Michael Jordan Expecting Baby With New Wife

7 months after marrying Yvette Prieto

(Newser) - Seven months after getting hitched , Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto are expecting their first baby together, Jordan's rep tells Us . Prieto, 34, a model, has been with the basketball great for more than five years. Jordan, 50, already has three kids ranging in age from 19 to 24 from... More »

26 Crazy Expensive Celeb Weddings

$2M? Seems reasonable...

(Newser) - Madonna's $1.5 million wedding to Guy Ritchie seems expensive ... until you compare it to Michael Jordan's recent nuptials, which cost $10 million. Those are just two examples of the 26 crazy expensive celebrity weddings Radar rounded up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

Jordan, Not Rodman, Was First Pick for N. Korea

Filming documentary like being on Truman Show : narrator

(Newser) - With his bizarre reputation, Dennis Rodman may have seemed the perfect candidate to visit a country that recently claimed the discovery of a unicorn hideout —but he wasn't the first choice for the HBO team that pushed the visit, the New York Times reports. The makers of Vice... More »

Michael Jordan Tying the Knot—in Front of 2K Guests

Reception in his yard is size of two football fields

(Newser) - It's a wedding that befits royalty, even if it's only sports royalty: Michael Jordan is marrying Yvette Prieto today in Florida in front of 2,000 of their closest friends, reports the Miami Herald . The wedding itself is thought to be taking place at the same Palm Beach... More »

Michael Jordan Still Earns $80M a Year

Forbes: Turns out he's great at business, too

(Newser) - With Michael Jordan's 50th birthday upon us tomorrow, expect to see plenty of tributes to his glory days as a player. But Forbes points out that Jordan is enjoying a whole new kind of glory as a businessman. Thanks largely to his Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, the... More »

12 Most Unbelievable Hollywood Splits

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are just the latest

(Newser) - If your jaw hit the floor when you read that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage, you weren't alone. Celebuzz rounds up 11 more celebrity splits that were equally jaw-dropping:
  • Mel Gibson and wife Robyn were married 31 years, and rumor has it
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Obama: Akin 'Missed Science Class'

He mocks congressman at basketball fundraiser

(Newser) - President Obama attended a fundraiser packed with current and former NBA stars last night, and he couldn't resist scoring a few points off Todd Akin, joking that the embattled congressman "missed science class," Politico reports. "The interesting thing here is that this is an individual who... More »

Obama: I Knew About Jeremy Lin Before You

Also, he once beat Maya Moore at HORSE

(Newser) - President Obama wants you to know that he had his eye on Jeremy Lin before it was cool. Obama sat down with Bill Simmons for a half-hour of sports talk on today's BS Report (audio here ), and the first question was how he felt about being America's... More »

Michael Jordan Selling Estate for $29M

Regulation-sized basketball court? Of course

(Newser) - It would make a nice souvenir for any Chicago Bulls fan: Michael Jordan's estate along Lake Michigan in suburban Chicago is up for sale, reports AP . It's got the usual estate specs: 56,000 square feet, nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, five fireplaces, plus a few Jordan-esque touches: a... More »

Michael Jordan Getting Married

Basketball great engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto

(Newser) - Michael Jordan has a new reason to be walking on air: He's engaged to girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The 48-year-old has been dating the Cuban-American model, 32, for three years. Jordan, who divorced his wife of 17 years in 2006, popped the question to Prieto on Christmas day, his spokesperson... More »

Charles Barkley Calls Out Jordan Over Hitler Mustache

'I don't know what the hell he was thinking'

(Newser) - Charles Barkley does not have a filter, not even if he’s talking about good buddy Michael Jordan. In an interview this week, spotted by the folks at Sports Grid , Barkley said exactly how he felt about the mustache Jordan sports in the latest round of Hanes ads—you know,... More »

The Worst Calls of All Time

Don't feel bad, Armando, you're not alone

(Newser) - In honor of Armando Galarraga's perfect one-hitter, Salon decided to compile a list of some of the biggest blown calls in history. And we decided that it would be more fun to watch those blown calls than to read about them. So check out this video gallery, and get ready... More »

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