Junior Bridgeman Rumors

Michael Jordan is still the highest-paid retired athlete in the world, according to a Forbes’ list released on Wednesday. He earned the No. 1 spot once again after bringing in $110 million in 2015. Not only does he make more than any other retired athlete, but Forbes estimates that he is worth $1.1 billion, and that he will make approximately $30 million more than any other athlete, retired or active, in 2016. Rounding out the top 10 were three other former NBA players: Junior Bridgeman, Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson. Non-basketball players on the list were David Beckham ($65 million), Arnold Palmer ($40 million), Jerry Richardson ($30 million), Jack Nicklaus ($26 million), Roger Penske ($20 million), and Gary Player ($19 million).
Former National Basketball Association players Junior Bridgeman and Grant Hill are leading a group that will bid on the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. They’ve hired New York-based advisory firm Galatioto Sports Partners to explore a purchase, said the person, who requested anonymity because the matter is private. Hill didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment. Sal Galatioto, founder of Galatioto Sports Partners, declined to comment.