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Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan has reached a settlement with supermarkets Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s over a pair of ads in a 2009 commemorative edition of Sports Illustrated that allegedly contained unauthorized use of his name, according to spokespeople for both sides. Jordan last week reached an undisclosed deal with the now-defunct Dominick’s, which operated under supermarket chain Safeway, and Jewel, whose parent company Albertsons merged with Safeway, Jordan’s spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, said Sunday.
U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey on Friday vacated the rest of the court dates for Jordan’s claim against Dominick’s, according to court documents. Also on Friday, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman vacated the court dates involving Jewel. “The terms of the agreement are confidential, but we are pleased to have reached a resolution of these matters,” Albertsons spokesman Brian Dowling said in a statement Sunday.
Frank Kaminsky on The Dan Patrick Show: Q: “You think you could take him one-on-one?” Frank Kaminsky: “No. I wouldn’t want to try.” Q: “You don’t want to beat one of your heroes. Is that what you’re saying?” Frank Kaminsky: “No. I’m actually saying the opposite. I don’t want to lose.” Q: “Now, he thinks he could beat you.” Frank Kaminsky: “I think he could beat me, too.”
Barack Obama: If I’m working out in the gym, sometimes I’ll go to NBA Classics and watch some of these old classic games— The lack of HD really hurts—you can barely see anybody. BO: It’s true—and the graphics at the bottom are terrible. But a thing that you’re reminded of, watching those old Bulls games, is Jordan had some stinker games in the playoffs. But he would get that out of his mind, and then the next moment comes and he’s right there. He could have a terrible game for the first three quarters and then suddenly go crazy the fourth. Or he might miss a free throw, and then the next play is he’s stealing the ball and hitting the game-winning shot. Part of what I try to do—not at the level that Jordan did on the basketball court, but part of what you aspire to as president or any of these positions of leadership—is to try to figure out how to be in the moment, make the best decision you can, know that you’re going to get a bunch of them right, but a bunch of times you’re also not going to get it exactly the way you want it.
The jersey that Michael Jordan wore in his final regular-season game with the Chicago Bulls sold for $173,240 early Sunday. The amount paid is the highest price paid for a Jordan collectible at auction, surpassing Jordan’s “flu game” shoes, which was sold last year for just under $105,000.