Michael Jordan sneakers sell for nearly $1.5 mn, an auction record
A pair of sneakers worn by NBA superstar Michael Jordan early in his career sell for nearly $1.5 million after fees, setting a record price at auction for game-worn footwear, according to Sotheby's. The white leather shoes with the red Nike swoosh and soles were worn by the iconic player in the fifth game of his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, when Nike's Jordan-affiliated brand was only just taking off as a sensation both on and off the court.news.yahoo.com
Group to march around PRMC to pray for healing
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Jeter was simply Derek Jeter on his special day — smooth as silk. Jeter was touched by the moment and acknowledged how different the ceremony seemed in the wake of the recent deaths of 10 Hall of Famers. “The Hall of Fame is special because of those who are in it. “I had one goal in my career, and that was to win more than everyone else, and we did that, which brings me to the Yankee fans," Jeter said as the fans erupted again. You drilled that in my head over and over and over and you led me to believe it," Jeter said.dailytimes.com
Kurt Busch has multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, eyes charter
Kurt Busch has a multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by basketball great Michael Jordan and fellow driver Denny Hamlin. Hamlin released more details Saturday about the new partnership and said he is in the final stages of securing a charter for Busch's No. 45 Toyota in 2022. Without one, Busch would have to qualify for every race.news.yahoo.com
Michael Jordan's brand taking next steps in $100 million commitment to the Black community
Michael Jordan is taking the next step to his $100 million commitment to the Black community. "Since announcing our commitment to the Black Community in June of 2020, we've been focused on two things – action and impact," Jordan brand president Craig Williams said in a statement. "I'm excited about the impact these grants will have in the Black Community. We know that when we create positive change for the Black Community, there is a benefit for almost every other group." Jordan's brand joined top companies who donated funds to the Black community following a series of high-profile police killings in 2020, including George Floyd's death.cnbc.com
Michael Jordan makes $10 million donation for medical clinics in his hometown
Michael Jordan makes $10 million donation for medical clinics in his hometown Michael Jordan just donated $10 million to help open two new medical clinics in his hometown — and it's not the first time he's worked to bring affordable health care to North Carolina.cbsnews.com
Michael Jordan donates $10 million for 2 new medical clinics in his North Carolina hometown
NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has donated $10 million to open two new medical clinics in North Carolina, regional health care provider Novant Health announced Monday. "Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance. Novant Health said the two Michael Jordan Family Clinics have seen more than 4,500 patients and provided response to the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan has contributed $17 million in total to the Novant Health Foundation with the goal of opening clinics. In 2017, Jordan made a $7 million donation to Novant Health to build two state-of-the-art facilities in Charlotte.cbsnews.com
Michael Jordan announces $10 million donation to open health clinics in his hometown
Michael Jordan announces $10 million donation to open health clinics in his hometown NBA superstar Michael Jordan announced he is making a $10 million donation to Novant Health, to open new health clinics in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. The news comes after he donated $7 million in 2017 to open two clinics in Charlotte, which provide primary medical care and mental health services to uninsured and under-insured communities.cbsnews.com
Kansas City needs a billionaire to get an NBA team or it'll go to Las Vegas
T-Mobile Center in Kansas City Source: BusinessWireKansas CityIf we consider Seattle a lock, the next two cities that might host a new NBA team include Las Vegas or Kansas City. Kansas City has a rich basketball history and housed the Kansas City Kings, which relocated to Sacramento, California, in 1985. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a minority owner of the Royals, appears to be interested in a potential Kansas City NBA club. The median household income in Kansas City is $54,194 compared with Las Vegas' $56,354, according to U.S. Census data from 2015-2019. And the NFL's Chiefs, MLB's Royals, MLS' Sporting Kansas City, and the National Women's Soccer League are already there.cnbc.com
Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2020
Lee Cowan reports:"Sometimes, in our lives,we all have pain,we all have sorrow..."Pain and sorrow – the calling cards of 2020. We lost those who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., too: Reverends C.T. In whatever genre, country or pop, the bourbon-smooth voice of Kenny Rogers brought us ballads about gamblers, and lost souls searching for love. ["Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Lovely Spam Spam"]. To all of them, we say thank you and offer a fond "hail and farewell."cbsnews.com
How sports cards became a multi-million dollar alternative investment
Over ten cards sold for $500,000 or more. Two basketball cards sold for $1.8 million each, a Lebron James rookie card and a Giannis Antetokounmpo rookie card . With the onset of the pandemic at the beginning of this year, card collecting reached new heights. Auction houses and eBay saw a surge for Michael Jordan cards and memorabilia followed by an even greater interest in basketball cards and beyond. It brought back memories of the greatness of Michael Jordan and his cards and memorabilia started going up.cnbc.com
EBay touts sale of rare Air Jordan sneakers as it looks to solidify its place with collectors
Source: eBayThe collection includes the first-ever Air Jordan Retros from 1994 as well as a pair of OG Air Jordan 14 1998 in the style that Jordan wore when he hit his last shot as a Chicago Bulls player. The collection is more than 30 years old and every shoe is brand new in the original boxes, eBay said. Wooing sneaker collectorsFor eBay, the auction is part of a larger strategy as sneakers are surging in popularity and remain a top category for the online marketplace. EBay sells millions of sneakers per year, making it one of the largest marketplaces for sneaker sales with more than a half a million sneaker listings alone each day, according to 2019 sales data. The third-party service is expected to help attract more top sneaker sellers and bring more inventory to the marketplace.cnbc.com
DraftKings strikes another media partnership, this time with AT&T's Turner Sports
DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins speaks during the unveiling of DraftKings headquarters March 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Following a month of mega deals, including linking with sports icon Michael Jordan, sports betting company DraftKings agreed to another media partnership on Thursday with WarnerMedia property, Turner Sports. Currently, 18 states, including Washington D.C., allow online sports betting, and four states legalized sports wagering but are not yet operational. Six states, including Massachusetts, where DraftKings is based, are in active discussions to allow sports betting. Like its agreement with ESPN, DraftKings will integrate its content into Turner Sports production.cnbc.com
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker revisits celebrated career in unguarded new memoir
For Parker, his stint in Charlotte symbolized that he “had come full circle,” as it was Hornets owner Michael Jordan who had served as his inspiration as a child. The extent of which Parker details vividly.“At any rate, during my rookie season, I sometimes had tears in my eyes in the shower after practice,” writes Parker. “Once we were watching film, and he was screaming at me, insisting that I reply. Then he kicked me out of the meeting: ‘Out of the room!’ All because I didn’t say a word. Looking back at the Spurs’ Big Three, it’s difficult to overstate the uniqueness of their quiet dynasty.sacurrent.com
Bruce Lee Gets the 30 for 30 Treatment in ESPN's 'Be Water': Watch the Trailer
Now ESPN is putting the spotlight on the life and legacy of Bruce Lee with his own 30 for 30, Be Water. The documentary traces Lee's rise to fame as the greatest martial artist of all time as well as the racism he faced when he arrived in Hollywood. "Bruce Lee is the epitome of the American story," director Bao Nguyen said in a statement. Not just about Bruce Lee but also how America has treated the 'other' in the past." Be Water features interviews with Lee's closest family and friends, as well as fellow martial arts greats like Tony Liu and Dan Inosanto and onetime student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Healthy George Karl starts podcast, may someday coach again
Basketball: The longtime NBA coach who has fought cancer three times is keeping the door open for getting back into the business, maybe as a head coach or possibly as an assistant. George Karl caught quite a few of his son's games in person before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. He received the Melanoma Research Foundation's Courage Award in 2019 for recognition of the bravery he has shown in facing ocular melanoma.I dont wake up worrying about cancer," Karl said. Jerry was a very loyal and very demanding old-school coach, Karl said. Delving into specific topics is a reason why Karl enjoys the podcast: We can go a little deeper and be a little more soulful," Karl mused.
Michael Jordan's Daughter Jasmine Weighs in on Her Mother Juanita's Absence From 'The Last Dance'
Fans went wild for ESPN's recent Michael Jordan docuseries, The Last Dance, which chronicled the NBA superstar's dominant basketball career, gambling habits, leadership style and more. Jasmine joined Essence for a Facebook Live chat this week, where she opened up about The Last Dance and her mother's exclusion. Youve gotta be authentic. Youve gotta be genuine. RELATED CONTENT:Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance': How NBA Icons Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr and More Have Responded'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan Gets Emotional Talking About How His Father's Tragic Death Changed HimKobe Bryant Raves Over Michael Jordan in Emotional 'Last Dance' Scene
Jazz Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78; Popovich once said Hes in a different league than I am
Sloan, who spent 23 years as coach of the Utah Jazz and took the team to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday at 78. Before coming to Utah, I was certainly aware of Coach Sloan and what he meant to the NBA and to the coaching world, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Friday. That incident on December the 13th, 1977, made me realize that there are a lot more things more important than basketball, Sloan said in 2009. He remains the only NBA player to average more than seven rebounds and more than two steals a game in his career. Jerry Reinsdorf called Sloan the face of the Bulls organization from its inception through the mid-1970s.A great player and a Hall of Fame NBA coach," the Bulls chairman said Friday.
Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'
The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. ABC averaged 3.9 million viewers, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 900,000 and the CW had 660,000. Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 3.39 million viewers. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening newscasts with an average of 10 million viewers last week. NBC's Nightly News had 8.8 million viewers and the CBS Evening News had 6 million.
Michael Jordans signature Air Jordan shoes from 1985 sell for record-breaking price, Sothebys says
Ten bidders from across the globe competed for the basketball legend's autographed Nike Air Jordan 1 shoes before the online auction closed at $560,000, the auction house said in a news release. The Nike Air Jordan 1s were made exclusively for Jordan, and featured red laces instead of black and white. "Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore the present pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career and thus catapulted the sneaker's popularity," Sotheby's said. "Jordan wore Air Jordan 1s until October 29, 1985, when he broke his foot and subsequently took off 64 games during his second season while healing," Sotheby's said. "He wore modified versions of the Air Jordan 1 upon his return to the game."
Avery Johnson says theres no doubt Spurs would beat Bulls if Michael Jordan returned for 99 season
Johnson tweeted Sunday after the documentarys final episode aired on ESPN that the 1999 Spurs championship team would have beaten Chicago even had Jordan returned. RELATED: Spurs great Tim Duncan lands in top 10 of ESPNs greatest NBA players listIn the 1998 Finals, Jordan and the Bulls defeated a Utah Jazz team with aging stars. Plus, its Michael Jordan and even an aging MJ would have found a way to get the Bulls at least to the finish line. He was 6 for 6 in the NBA Finals. Johnson tweeted that Jordan is the greatest of all-time and he loved the documentary, but believes San Antonio would have beaten Chicago in seven games.
The Last Dance: Twitter Reacts to Michael Jordans Flu Game Being the Result of Bad Pizza
On Sunday's new episode of the ESPN documentary series The Last Dance -- which details Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-'98 -- the NBA great gave viewers some surprising details regarding his iconic "flu game." Despite the long-standing conspiracy theory that Jordan was actually hungover, Tim Grover, Jordan's longtime trainer, blames the whole thing on food poisoning. According to Jordan and Grover, they were in a Utah hotel room the night before the game and Jordan got hungry. Nobody else ate the pizza," Jordan said. RELATED CONTENT:Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance': How NBA Icons Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley and More Have Responded'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan Gets Emotional Talking About How His Father's Tragic Death Changed HimKobe Bryant Raves Over Michael Jordan in Emotional 'Last Dance' SceneThe Last Dance: Carmen Electra Hid From Michael Jordan in Dennis Rodmans Apartment - Not Las Vegas
The Last Word: Armstrong reflects on being Jordan's teammate
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2000, file photo, Chicago Bulls' B.J. Armstrong earned three rings with the Chicago Bulls, as part of their NBA championship teams in 1991, 1992 and 1993. ___It took me a little while to realize that Michael Jordan was rarely around when we were on the road together. But underneath that, behind the scenes, I knew Michael Jordan was a country kid from North Carolina, and it was that simple to him. That is an amazing, amazing accomplishment because it is so difficult.
Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance': How NBA Icons Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley and More Have Responded
Michael Jordan's The Last Dance has not only captivated viewers with the riveting tale of the NBA icon's personal life and legendary career, but it's also ruffled plenty of feathers when it comes to Jordan's fellow basketball greats. Scottie Pippen:VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty ImagesPlenty of time in The Last Dance has been dedicated to Pippen, Jordan's right-hand man on the Bulls. "In terms of how we felt at that particular time as champions, we were coming down, Michael Jordan was coming up," Thomas explained. We catch up with the always outspoken Charles Barkley to get his reaction to The Last Dance and find out whether or not he and Michael Jordan can ever mend their relationship. George Karl confirms that stiffed Michael Jordan, and as a fellow Tar Heel, he really shouldve known better.
ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary 'The Last Dance' drew an average of 6.1 million viewers
The first two episodes of ESPN's "The Last Dance," the documentary showcasing Michael Jordan's last season with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, averaged 6.1 million viewers Sunday night, ESPN said in a statement. It's also ESPN's highest rated telecast since the College Football Playoff National Championship game in January. Disney-owned ESPN moved up the 10-part documentary series to April from June after professional sports leagues postponed games en mass amid coronavirus concerns. Chicago had the highest TV rating (12.1) in an individual market, nearly doubling the next highest, Raleigh-Durham (6.5 rating). WATCH: ESPN moves up release of Michael Jordan documentary as coronavirus suspends live sportscnbc.com
James Brown: Off-camera, Muhammad Ali was "quiet, pensive"
After Muhammad Ali's death, many of sporting world's iconic athletes expressed their thoughts on the legendary boxer. Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter all said he was "The Greatest." CBS News special correspondent James Brown joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why Ali transcended beyond the sports industry.cbsnews.com
Obama responds to Michael Jordan's golf jab
Obama responds to Michael Jordan's golf jab The basketball great took a swing at the president's golf game last week. President Obama responded on a Wisconsin radio station saying Jordan should focus on the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team Jordan owns. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com