Sure, some sports are back. But "sports" as we know them are largely still on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today is Day 65 Without Sports.
Michael Jordan's legacy in "The Last Dance" is captured through behind-the-scenes footage of the 1997-98 championship season and a look back in history from his start with the Chicago Bulls to when they won two three-peats of titles.
It doesn't cover the 22 years since then.
Jordan's aura from that Bulls era changed the game for the generation to come. Allen Iverson said in his 2010 Hall of Fame enshrinement, "Man, I just wanted to be like Mike. He was my idol, my hero."
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But what exactly has Jordan been up to since he hugged his last Larry O'Brien trophy? Here's a look at his 10 biggest feats over the past two decades-plus:
1. He came back a third time to play for two playoff-less yet memorable seasons on the Washington Wizards. During the documentary, Jordan is driving in Chicago traffic and tells Ahmad Rashad he'd rather go out on top, which he appeared to do with his final jumper in 1998. Alas, MJ couldn't stay away from the game. Jordan came back after three seasons off in 2001 and averaged 22.9 points in 60 games for the Wizards. Then he played another season in Washington, playing all 82 games, in 2002-03 while averaging 20 points a game. Jordan reunited with former coach Doug Collins during that time, and showed flashes of his former self while appearing in two more All-Star games.
This all came in spite of Jordan saying in 1999 he was 99.9% sure he'd never play again . Jordan had become the Wizards' part-owner and president of basketball operations in 2000 -- and ultimately played with the players he'd assembled -- but was fired in 2003 shortly after his final retirement by majority owner Abe Pollin.
2. He continued to grow the Jordan brand despite stepping far out of the spotlight. Jordan's popularity in the 1990s made basketball a global sport. His Air Jordan brand, which branched under Nike to become its own brand in '97, became more than just sneakers in the years after his retirement, blossoming into the fashion leisurewear world. Uniquely, Jordan wasn't dominating the spotlight in as many commercials as he had in his heyday and he handed the torch of Jordan sponsors to a younger generation. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are just a few of the players to stand behind Jordan products during their careers. Meanwhile, Jordan became the official team wear of several elite college football and basketball programs including the University of Michigan and Jordan's alma mater, North Carolina. In December 2019, Jordan brand reached its first billion-dollar quarter milestone.
3. He became an NBA owner who's taken heavy scrutiny. Charles Barkley said recently Jordan is no longer his friend because of comments Barkley made about Jordan and his ability as an owner in 2012. Barkley was critical of Jordan selecting Kwame Brown, one of the biggest draft busts ever, at No. 1 in the NBA draft. Jordan's Charlotte Hornets, the team he's been majority owner of since 2010, experienced a record-low 7-59 record in the 2011-12 lockout-shortened campaign. Still, Jordan became the first former player to ever own a majority of an NBA franchise and was also the league's only African-American owner at the time.
4. He mentored his sons into NCAA Division I players. Jeffrey Jordan, MJ's oldest son, played for two seasons on the University of Illinois basketball team from 2007-09. He then transferred to Central Florida, where younger brother Marcus, played for three seasons. During a recent ABC interview both Jeff and Marcus said their dad never let them win in 1-on-1 games growing up, go figure.
5. He remarried in 2013. Jordan proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, on Christmas in 2011 and they married in April 2013. In 2014, Prieto gave birth to the couple's first children, identical twin daughters named Victoria and Ysabel. Jordan became a grandfather in 2019 when his daughter Jasmine gave birth to a son.
6. He mentored Kobe Bryant behind-the-scenes for a deep friendship. Jordan's speech eulogizing Bryant at his memorial revealed how close the two were, with Jordan referring to Bryant as his "little brother" and telling heartfelt stories of Bryant calling him at all times of the night trying to pick his brain. Jordan said when Bryant died, "a piece of me died."
7. He went into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and gave the Internet the most popular meme. Jordan's HOF speech was emotional and showed his human side. But it also drew criticism for how he singled out those who doubted him and used his enshrinement as a platform to show he proved them wrong. He grilled former GM Jerry Krause in his speech for spiting him and his mentally ill high school coach for cutting him. But one highlight that lived on from his speech was the "crying Jordan" meme that took over the Internet. Associated Press photographer Stephan Savoia snapped an iconic image of Jordan crying during his speech, and the "crying Jordan" face is now photoshopped onto famous athletes who suffer setback.
8. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Former President Barack Obama gave Jordan a medal of freedom, saying of Jordan:
"He is more than just a logo, more than just an internet meme. He’s more than just a charitable donor or a business owner committed to diversity. There is a reason you call somebody ‘the Michael Jordan of’: the Michael Jordan of neurosurgery or the Michael Jordan of rabbis or the Michael Jordan of outrigger canoeing. They know what you’re talking about. Because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness. He is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes it. That’s pretty rare."
9 He reached billionaire status in 2014. Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history in 2014. His then-net worth of $2.1 billion made him the fourth-richest African American behind only behind Robert F. Smith, David Steward, and Oprah Winfrey. Jordan's endorsements over his career and afterward far outweighed his career earnings as a player.
10. He's been a huge philanthropist. Jordan's done more than just golf and gamble with his money, although he's certainly done a lot of both. From 2001 to 2014, Jordan hosted an annual golf tournament, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, that raised money for various charities. The Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2008, the Make-A-Wish Foundation named Jordan its Chief Wish Ambassador, and as of 2019, he had raised more than $5 million for the organization.
In 2015, Jordan donated a settlement of undisclosed size from a lawsuit against supermarkets that had used his name without permission to 23 different Chicago charities. Jordan also donated $2 million to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and memorably donated his entire NBA salary in 2001-02 to relief efforts for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Tweet of the day
Video of the day
Jordan still had it in 2001, scoring 51 points
What to watch
ESPN2: 1999 PGA championship, 7 p.m. ET, and 2019 PGA Championship, 9:30 p.m.
Fox Sports 1: Super Bowl XXXVI, Rams vs. Patriots, 7 p.m. ET
NBA TV: Suns vs. Lakers 1984 Western Conference Finals Game 2, 6 p.m. ET, and Warriors vs. Thunder 2016 Western Conference Finals Game 6, 9 p.m. ET.
Day in history
In 1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan threw his first no-hitter to beat the KC Royals, 3-0.
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