• Michael Jordan’s ‘trove’ of gifts to bodyguard up for auction

    Michael Jordan’s ‘trove’ of gifts to bodyguard up for auction

    They include a 1990 jersey, Jordan’s own Air Jordans estimated to be worth up to $50,000, basketballs and signed baseballs.
  • Michael Jordan firing announcer for N-word mistake isn’t his only blunder

    Michael Jordan firing announcer for N-word mistake isn’t his only blunder

    Michael Jordan’s Hornets have fired first-season radio play-by-player John Focke for mistakenly tweeting the N-word when he thought he’d typed Nuggets into his cell phone. Focke was typing on the fly, trying to keep Hornets fans on top of an NBA game. Unless Jordan and company believe the preposterous — that out of the blue, …
  • DraftKings taps Michael Jordan as special board adviser, stock jumps

    DraftKings taps Michael Jordan as special board adviser, stock jumps

    DraftKings has drafted basketball superstar Michael Jordan as a special adviser to its board of directors — a move investors deemed a slam dunk. The NBA Hall of Famer will take an equity stake in the online sports-betting firm in exchange for his guidance and advice on “key business initiatives,” such as product development, marketing …
  • Michael Jordan stepping into Knicks feud didn’t sit well with Charles Oakley

    Michael Jordan stepping into Knicks feud didn’t sit well with Charles Oakley

    To Charles Oakley, Michael Jordan the owner and Michael Jordan the former teammate are two different things. So when Jordan tried to help de-escalate the feud between Oakley and James Dolan in 2017 — calling for a talk with the two and commissioner Adam Silver after the ex-Knick was arrested and charged with assault following …
  • The 10 worst first pitches ever, from Dr. Fauci to 50 Cent

    The 10 worst first pitches ever, from Dr. Fauci to 50 Cent

    The ceremonial first pitch of a baseball game is always a big moment, especially when celebrities are involved. When a celebrity’s first pitch goes woefully wrong, it’s all the more memorable. Here are the 10 worst first pitches ever by some of pop culture’s most recognizable names: 1 Anthony Fauci Washington Nationals vs. New York …
  • Michael Jordan traded Laron Profit from Wizards over trash talk: ex-teammate

    Michael Jordan traded Laron Profit from Wizards over trash talk: ex-teammate

    It’s been well-documented that Michael Jordan used any edge, perceived or imaginary, to motivate himself as a player. As an executive, he didn’t tolerate anyone disrespecting him, either. When Jordan was president of basketball operations for the Wizards during the 2000-01 season, he sometimes practiced with the team. Jordan ended up trading Laron Profit because …
  • Michael Jordan’s secret 48-hour flirtation with Warriors

    Michael Jordan’s secret 48-hour flirtation with Warriors

    If you’re one of the many people who scrubbed the memory of Michael Jordan as a Wizard from your mind, try imagining him wearing a Warriors jersey. Following Jordan’s first retirement, and one-season flirtation with minor league baseball, the Bulls legend was contemplating a basketball comeback during the 1994-95 season. But before he rejoined Scottie …
  • Clyde Drexler ‘hates’ the Michael Jordan we saw in ‘Last Dance’

    Clyde Drexler ‘hates’ the Michael Jordan we saw in ‘Last Dance’

    Clyde Drexler didn’t need to see “The Last Dance” to understand Michael Jordan anymore than he already does. “I lived it,” the former TrailBlazers star and early 1990s Jordan foe told SportsTalk 790’s A-Team on Wednesday. “That’s Michael’s documentary of course it’s going to be from his perspective. It was a golden era and everybody …
  • Michael Jordan on tape: I didn’t want Isiah Thomas on Dream Team

    Michael Jordan on tape: I didn’t want Isiah Thomas on Dream Team

    A portion of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” explored the prolonged tension between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas, digging into the infamous walk-off game and Thomas curiously being left off the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. Over the years, Jordan denied having any involvement in Thomas not making the Dream Team, the first American …
  • Michael Jordan criticized again in ‘The Last Dance’ aftermath

    Michael Jordan criticized again in ‘The Last Dance’ aftermath

    “The Last Dance” is over, but critiques of its main character are not. Former NBA player and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins became one of the latest to speak out on how the ESPN documentary shed light on Michael Jordan bullying his teammates, who were often left being negatively portrayed at his expense. “When you look …