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NBA legend Jordan donating $100 million to social justice groups

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Michael Jordan pledges the largest financial contribution to non-profit groups by a sports figure

Former NBA star Michael Jordan and President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss attend the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

'Angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:02 PM

NBA icon Michael Jordan, who was famously reluctant to comment on social issues during his playing career, calls out the 'ingrained racism' towards people of color

SPEAK OUT. NBA legend Michael Jordan says people "need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability." Photo by AFP Frederic J. Brown/AFP

'Last Dance' hangover: What Jordan, Bulls documentaries to watch next

May 30, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Even after 10 episodes of 'The Last Dance,' basketball fans keep craving for more stories about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

GOAT. Several documentaries have been produced about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

LOOKBACK: 2 teams that could have challenged the Bulls’ dominance

May 28, 2020 - 9:50 PM

These teams in the Jordan era already had good rosters that could have been even way better

WHAT IF. Had Lithuanian star Arvydas Sabonis joined Portland immediately after the draft, a potent Blazers squad could have challenged the heavyweights. Photo by Bob Strong/AFP

Horace Grant slams Jordan over 'Last Dance' claim

May 20, 2020 - 9:31 AM

Former Bulls teammate Horace Grant says 90% of the documentary series on Michael Jordan was ‘BS in terms of the realness’

CRITIC. Horace Grant thinks NBA legend Michael Jordan is an abusive teammate. Photo by Doug Collier/AFP

'Bulls could've won 7,' says Michael Jordan

May 19, 2020 - 3:24 PM

'Yes, I would have signed for one year,' drops Michael Jordan in 'The Last Dance' finale

GOING FOR 7. Michael Jordan (left) retires after leading the Chicago Bulls to 6 championships along with Dennis Rodman (center) and Scottie Pippen. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Thanks, Jordan: NBA world reacts to 'The Last Dance' finale

May 18, 2020 - 9:55 PM

NBA players and personalities share their thoughts as 'The Last Dance' wraps up with the airing of its final two episodes

GOAT. Michael Jordan is seen in a new light through "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Game-worn Air Jordan sneakers sell for record-breaking price

May 18, 2020 - 1:53 PM

The signed Air Jordan 1 dethrones the Nike Moon Shoe, a pair of which sold for more than $400,000 in 2019

HIS AIRNESS. Michael Jordan dominating the NBA helped grow the legend of his Air Jordan brand. Photo by Dick Raphael/NBA Photos

Drawing the curtain on 'The Last Dance'

May 18, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The Last Dance' wraps up with the back-to-back championship duels between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz in focus

LEGENDS. "The Last Dance" has cast a new light on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

What shoes did Jordan wear in his most iconic NBA moments?

May 17, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Michael Jordan had countless of unforgettable moments in the NBA and his shoes were a major part of them

DYNASTY. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA in the 1990s, winning 6 championships in 8 seasons. Photo from Netflix

Jordan memorabilia soars in value amid 'Last Dance' nostalgia

May 17, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The documentary series on Michael Jordan has boosted sales of collectibles related to the NBA legend

LOOKBACK: Kukoc finds self in crosshairs of Jordan, Pippen

May 15, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen made life a living hell for future Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc during the 1992 Olympics

DYNASTY. (From left) Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Toni Kukoc won 3 NBA championships together. File photo by Vincent Laforet

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Why did Jordan retire after first NBA three-peat?

May 13, 2020 - 9:41 PM

Despite enjoying immense success in the NBA, Michael Jordan shocked the world as he retired from basketball in 1993

RETIRED. Michael Jordan walked away from the NBA months after winning his third title with the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Netflix

Running with the Bulls, flying with His Airness

May 13, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Check out some former PBA imports who won NBA championships with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

WINNER.Dickey Simpkins suited up for Alaska years after helping the Bulls win the last title in their second three-peat. Photo by Johm Zich/AFP

NBA stars react to Jordan's baseball career, raw emotions

May 11, 2020 - 11:27 PM

The latest episodes of 'The Last Dance' feature Michael Jordan's baseball career, the emotional Father's Day game, and his infamous fight with Steve Kerr

BIG LOSS. Michael Jordan dealing with the death of his father James was explored in the latest episodes of "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Not like Mike: NBA stars who suffered ill-fated returns

May 11, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Several NBA stars tried their best for another shot at basketball glory, but their stories simply were not as sweet the second time around

ROBBED. Injuries prevented Brandon Roy from carving out what could have been a significantly better NBA career. File photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls fight: That time Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr traded blows

May 11, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Instead of ripping Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr apart, their practice dust-up strengthened their relationship that resulted in 3 NBA championships

SEEKING PERFECTION. Michael Jordan was notorious for getting in his teammates' faces, but not without a reason. File photo Brian Drake/NBA Photos

Finishing 'The Last Dance' amid the coronavirus pandemic

May 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir says he and his crew faced technological and collaborative difficulties in completing the 10-part series from their own homes

HIT. "The Last Dance" has millions of basketball fans and non-fans tuning in each week to watch its new episodes. File photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Age-old debate: Kobe settles Jordan comparisons

May 08, 2020 - 8:28 PM

As much as Kobe Bryant created his own legend, Michael Jordan was a part of it

BROTHERLY BOND. Late NBA icon Kobe Bryant considered Michael Jordan as his "big brother." File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Candid Jordan: What surprised 'The Last Dance' director the most?

May 06, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Michael Jordan opens up to 'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir about the most controversial parts of his basketball career and personal life

REVELATIONS. Michael Jordan tells it all in the "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Jordan defends 'selfish' reluctance on politics

May 05, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Michael Jordan addresses his oft-quoted quip: 'Republicans buy sneakers, too' in the latest 'The Last Dance' episodes

NOT AN ACTIVIST. Michael Jordan defends himself from getting into politics. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

NBA stars react to Kobe, Jordan 'problem' in 'The Last Dance'

May 04, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Episodes 5 and 6 of 'The Last Dance' draw the same hype and excitement from sports stars just like the first 4 episodes

BUILT DIFFERENTLY. Michael Jordan admits he has a "competition problem." File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Kobe cameo, Jordan highs and lows in new 'The Last Dance' episodes

May 04, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant transformed from boy to man on court with the help of 'big brother' Michael Jordan

LOOKBACK: How an unknown Drazen Petrovic earned Jordan's respect

May 02, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Before his tragic death, Drazen Petrovic always went down swinging and never scored less than 16 points against Michael Jordan and the Bulls

LOOKBACK: Legends left without NBA titles by Michael Jordan

Apr 30, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The greatest of all time killed the dreams of 5 men to achieve his own 6 times over

STARS COLLIDE. Houston Rockets' Charles Barkley tries to go to the basket against Utah Jazz's Karl Malone in Game 3 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals. Photo by Hector Mata/AFP

LOOKBACK: That time a Bulls teammate blocked Michael Jordan

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Former Bulls center Bill Wennington managed to block Michael Jordan during a drill and the man considered the greatest of all time took offense

ALPHA DOG. Michael Jordan has been known for getting in teammates' faces and always wanting nothing but perfection from them. File photo from Netflix

Smash hit Jordan documentary fills TV void for NBA fans

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:10 PM

The documentary trends on Twitter after 6.1 million people watched the opening episodes in the US

HATRED. Michael Jordan's bitterness for the Detroit Pistons continues until today. Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Jordan and Pippen: Kerr tells difference between Bulls stars

Apr 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Steve Kerr says Michael Jordan had a tough approach on his teammates while Scottie Pippen made the people around him feel comfortable

RUNNING MATE. Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen were the two cornerstones of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

What 'The Last Dance' revealed about Jordan, Bulls

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Basketball fans and non-fans who were too young – or weren't even born yet – to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls share their thoughts on 'The Last Dance'

LOOKBACK: When Jordan was paid more than 21 NBA teams

Apr 21, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Beyond his otherworldly talent, there are key reasons Michael Jordan raked in millions more than other NBA teams' entire payroll

LOOK: NBA stars react to Bulls, Jordan, and 'The Last Dance'

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Current and retired NBA players could not hide the hype for 'The Last Dance,' a miniseries that chronicles Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty

DYNASTY. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won a total of 6 NBA titles in the 1990s. Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Bulls dynasty: What to expect from 'The Last Dance'

Apr 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Shooting for a sixth NBA title, the Bulls faced adversity in their quest for basketball glory on and off the court

LOOKBACK: Jordan's triple-double run as Bulls' point guard

Apr 18, 2020 - 7:35 PM

For a stretch in 1989, Michael Jordan became one of the league’s best point guards just because he decided he wanted to be

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (R) passes the ball off under pressure from Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal (L) in the first quarter of their NBA game 14 May at the United Center in Chicago. Jordan did not score in the first 15 minutes of the game, but the Bulls lead 59-48. AFP PHOTO (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)

Greatest team of the '90s: Things to know about the Chicago Bulls

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Dominating the NBA behind Michael Jordan and a bunch of notable supporting cast, the Bulls are credited for the rise in popularity of basketball and the league

BIG THREE. (From left) Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen formed a formidable trio and led the Bulls to 3 straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. File photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

His Airness: Things to know about Michael Jordan

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:14 PM

Michael Jordan is arguably considered the greatest basketball player of all time and undoubtedly one of the most successful athletes in history

MIDAS TOUCH. Throughout his entire basketball career, Michael Jordan proved to be a winner. Photo from Netflix

Rewatching 'The Last Shot' and the last game of 'The Last Dance'

Apr 11, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Find out what Mickey Ingles, together with Kiefer Ravena and coach Sandy Arespacochaga, think after rewatching Game 6 of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals

BIG BULLS. Dennis Rodman (center) talks to teammates Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen during the NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

NBA legend Michael Jordan wins long-running China trademark dispute

Apr 09, 2020 - 1:02 PM

In a landmark ruling, Michael Jordan wins an eight-year legal battle with a sportswear brand that used the Chinese translation of his name

ICON. Retired Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan still has a huge following in China. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Jordan NBA documentary to air on Netflix Philippines

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:25 AM

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls debuts in the Philippines this April

Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 04 June during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/Vincent LAFORET (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)

Jordan jokes about crying meme in candid Kobe eulogy

Feb 25, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Despite being pitted against each other due to their matching style of play and dogged mentality, Michael Jordan says he treated Kobe Bryant as his 'little brother'

LEGEND TO LEGEND. Retired NBA great Michael Jordan cries as he speaks during the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:55 AM

'When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a piece of you died,' says NBA great Michael Jordan

epaselect epa08245204 Former NBA player and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan cries as he talks about NBA Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna's memorial service 'A Celebration of Life: Kobe and Gianna Bryant' at Staple Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 24 February 2020. Bryant, his daughter Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Alobelli, Christina Mauser, and helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan died in helicopter crash in a Calabassas hillside on 26 January. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

Michael Jordan mourns death of 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. I loved Kobe – he was like a little brother to me,' says Michael Jordan

ICONS. Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan share a bond beyond basketball. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Jordan says Tiger comeback 'greatest I have ever seen'

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'He's probably the only person who believed he could get back,' Michael Jordan says of fellow sporting great Tiger Woods

ICONS. Basketball legend Michael Jordan thinks there’s no telling now what golfing great Tiger Woods can do. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Jordan over LeBron for NBA G.O.A.T title

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan remains to be the fan favorite over LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

GOAT. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates June 14 after winning game six of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz for their sixth NBA title. File photo by Robert Sullivan/AFP

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

WATCH: 'I always wanted to be like Jordan,' says LeBron

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up,' LeBron James on NBA great Michael Jordan

BASKETBALL GODS. LeBron James says he’ll always revere Michael Jordan. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

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