Michael Jordan as soon as turned down $100 million for a two-hour look, agent says

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“The Final Dance” documentary, highlighting NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, has given followers entry to beforehand untold tales and unseen footage. Followers are seeing Jordan in a method they have not earlier than, with the 57-year-old sitting right down to relive iconic moments from his championship years. Jordan has been usually quiet since his second retirement, however that does not imply he wasn’t in excessive demand.

His agent David Falk went on WFAN’s “Boomer and Gio” Thursday and talked concerning the sorts of look alternatives and advertising and marketing offers Jordan has handed up on all through his profession. Falk mentioned that the legend as soon as turned down $100 million for a two-hour look, exhibiting simply how specific Jordan is together with his time within the highlight.

From the interview:

“I introduced him a deal three years in the past for $100 million. All he needed to do was, apart from giving his title and likeness, make a one two-hour look to announce the deal and he turned it down. God bless him. He is been so profitable, it provides him a possibility to do regardless of the hell he desires or to not do issues he would not need. I actually admire that. He is very, very selective within the issues he desires to be concerned in.”

This isn’t the one profitable alternative Jordan turned down. He additionally mentioned no to $7 million to participate in a one-day golf match in Asia. When you find yourself the GOAT, it is clearly about extra than simply cash. In line with Forbes, Jordan’s internet price is $2.1 billion, so he is not precisely determined for giant pay days.

Falk addressed Jordan’s views on appearances whereas additionally referring to the theories that Jordan was secretly suspended from the NBA for 18 months, calling it a retirement as an alternative.

“[Former NBA commissioner David] Stern comes on and mainly says it is full hogwash that he suspended Michael for 18 months when he retired. On the finish of the day, Michael was nearly Teflon,” Falk mentioned. “There’s only a few issues folks criticized him for. The playing factor was it. He likes to gamble. He is a particularly aggressive man.”

He continued saying, “If he loses $150,000 enjoying golf, huge freaking deal. If I informed him tomorrow, ‘Hey, I’ve received an look for you for 5 minutes for $150,000,’ he’d giggle at me. If it was $1,500,000, he would not do it.”

Calling the theories “ridiculous” Falk defined, “So sure, he misplaced cash in playing and it type of had slightly little bit of a black eye for 5 minutes. He apologized and the factor went away. However any of those Oliver Stone conspiracy theories that someway it pushed him out of basketball had been ridiculous.”

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