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His Jordan brand offshoot of Nike shoes and apparel company plus his many endorsement deals from his playing days to now, he set the pathway for what licensing success looks like for the modern athlete. Now the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Jordan has another accolade to add to his career as he was recently named the world’s highest-paid athlete of all time by Forbes.
Chicago Bulls legend and current ESPN analyst Scottie Pippen discussed the comparisons between LeBron James and his former teammate Michael Jordan on Thursday’s edition of First Take. And during the debate, Pippen suggested that when looking at the statistical totals of both players, that James has indeed already passed Jordan. “The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there. He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there,” Pippen said. “And when you look across the board — not just scoring — check his assists, check his rebounds. he’s probably ahead of Jordan.”
Steve Kerr, who has maintained a friendship with Phil Jackson after playing under him and winning three titles in Chicago, admitted Jackson was in the right place at the right time in succeeding Doug Collins. “It’s a hard league, man,” Kerr said. “Things really have to fall [in your favor], you have to do a good job. But you also have to get some luck. Phil knows that better than anybody. You can be really lucky and inherit Michael Jordan, and you can also be unlucky and things don’t go your way. It’s all part of it. We’re all going to have our moments in this league — ups and downs. Phil had so much success as a coach. I don’t know, maybe he was due for the down part of it.”
NBA great Michael Jordan has sent a signed replacement jersey to a woman whose original one was stolen by looters from her family’s burned Wisconsin home. The Dunn County (Wisc.) Sheriff’s Office reported Jordan’s good deed on its Facebook page on Tuesday.
A modified pair of Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan in 1986 upon his return from a foot injury set a record for the highest price ever paid for the model. The shoes, which were customized to include an ankle support system to protect Jordan’s left foot, sold Sunday for $55,000 through Heritage Auctions. They’re one of two known modified pairs to exist today.
James’ coach, Tyronn Lue, has grown tired of constantly being asked about LeBron James’ minutes, however. “Yeah, I hear about that all the time,” Lue said. “I played with Michael Jordan when he was 39 he played 37 minutes a night. Karl Malone was 37, played 38 minutes a night, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe. Everybody’s built different. If you’re one of the greats, sometimes you’ve got to play, sometimes you get rest like tonight.”