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Michael Jordan Debuts at Daytona
Michael Jordan
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...

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...

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...

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world...

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...

Michael Jordan's Latest Big Win: $9M Lawsuit

Chicago jury gives Bulls icon hefty payday over use of his name

(Newser) - Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission. The amount was close to the $10 million his...

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'...

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...

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...

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