Jordan, who also owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA team, said he hoped his ownership could bring new audiences to the white-dominated world of NASCAR and boost involvement of minorities.
Winning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, puts Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, at the age of 25, in an exclusive club with Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. But Giannis' theme for the offseason and next year remains getting better.
The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
The sneakers were a pair of Air Jordan 1 Highs that the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition match in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it shattered the glass backboard.
The red and white jersey emblazoned with the name Jordan and the number 23 is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000, the auction house said.
The NBA told teams that none of the seeding games will be taken into consideration for any postseason award, and that voting for individual honours will be completed before the 30 July restart of the season.
FC Groningen said they used clips from MIchael Jordan's documentary 'The Last Dance' to try and get Arjen Robben to join the club he made his debut in at the age of 16.
S Sreesanth gearing up for arduous road towards redemption with help from Michael Jordan's former trainer
Sreesanth is keeping no stone unturned as he gets up as early as 5 am to attend online mental conditioning classes from noted NBA physical and mind training coach Tim Grover, who has worked with the likes of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Charlotte players say Jordan spoke to them recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability — even if it means making teammates comfortable.
Bravo joined the likes of his former captain Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle in denouncing racism in the wake of African-American George Floyd's killing at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.
Michael Jordan pledges $100 million for organisations working to promote racial equality, social justice
Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organisations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.
NBA stars Jaylen Brown, Karl-Anthony Towns join protests over George Floyd killing; LeBron James, Michael Jordan raise voice on social media
NBA stars like Jaylen Brown and Karl-Anthony Towns joined protests over the killing of George Floyd while LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan raised their voice on social media
Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests.
Michael Jordan's autographed Air Jordan sneakers from rookie season sold for record $560,000 at Sotheby's
The Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan in 1985 and the first ever signature sneakers, were expected to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000 in the auction.
The flamboyant Shoaib Akhtar has accused the International Cricket Council of "throwing neutrality out of the window" after being trolled by the apex body for claiming that he can, even now, dismiss Australian run-machine Steve Smith in a jiffy.
The Last Dance: How BJ Armstrong played a role in Michael Jordan's return to Chicago Bulls in 1995 and subsequent 'threepeat'
Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat over pancakes in Chicago, nudged Michael Jordan to stop by the Bulls’ practice facility one morning late in the 1994-95 season to go see his old teammates. Before long, Jordan ended his retirement; the Bulls won three more titles
Firstpost Masterclass: 'Swimming is more mental than physical,' Srihari Nataraj decodes various aspects of sport
In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Srihari decodes the various aspects of swimming. He talks about the training methods, diet, mental strength, body language and more.
Dennis Rodman's eccentricities steal the scene as 'The Last Dance' tries to show it's not all about Michael Jordan
After taking us through Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen's journeys The Last Dance chronicles the life of the Bulls' most eccentric star, Dennis Rodman, and ends up doing a pretty good job of it
'The Last Dance' serves up much-needed sporting drama with enthralling deep-dive into Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls
At the heart of it, ESPN's The Last Dance is — an exhaustively deep dive into what made Michael Jordan 'Michael Jordan,' featuring a large supporting cast that doesn't really matter
Shane Warne shares throwback picture with basketball icon Michael Jordan after catching up with 'The Last Dance'
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has posted a throwback picture on his Instagram along with iconic basketball player Michael Jordan.