*For someone who hasn’t played basketball on an NBA court in years, Michael Jordan is far from broke.
According to Bleacher Report, the former Chicago Bull pulled in a cool $90 million in 2013 from endorsements and the continuous influence of his personal brand.
The Jordan brand still holds weight as it accounts for the majority of Jordan’s incredible paycheck comes from. Evidence of the brands influence can be found with the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” sneaker, which Nike released on Feb. 22.
First-day sales of the shoe totaled $35 million. Continue reading
*Dang it! Fans really wanted to believe he could fly!
But let’s guess he’s staying on the court, not film.
LeBron James was rumored to star in “Space Jam 2.”
But reps for the Miami Heat star confirmed that’s not happening.
*At 80, Bill Russell is obviously older than LeBron James, 29, but age ain’t a number when it came to educating the Miami Heat all-star.
King James took time out during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game media frenzy to reveal his picks for his own Mount Rushmore, which included the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. To hit the point home, the former Cleveland Cavalier mentioned that he “for sure” will be one of the top four who has ever played the game.
*Tracy McGrady wants to pull a Michael Jordan and test his talent in baseball.
The retired seven-time NBA All-Star is aiming to join America’s national pastime as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, reports ESPN.com. It’s the same team that Roger Clemens pitched for a couple of years ago.
Jordan famously played in the Chicago White Sox organization in 1994 during his first retirement from basketball, reaching the Double-A level.
*These days a 37,000 square feet home just isn’t big enough — if you’re Michael Jordan and you’re expecting twin girls with wife Yvette Prieto.
According to Gossip Extra, the addition to their home is ONLY 3,000 square feet, which will make his “small” home a little bigger at 40,000 square feet.
“It’s just a slight modification,” said Estee Portnoy, Jordan’s spokesman.