NBA legend Michael Jordan has already turned down $ 100 million for a two-hour appearance.
Yes, you read that right, $ 100 million.
Jordan is one of the most bankable stars in the NBA. He’s done everything from partnering with Nike on the Air Jordans phenomenon to the starring role in the iconic 1996 classic. Space jam.
But his agent, David Falk, has revealed that the baller will not accept all the contracts that come before him.
The Chicago Bulls mainstay has already turned down $ 7 million for a day of golf. While a lot of people would pay dearly for a round of golf, Jordan couldn’t be swayed even if it meant a big payday.
Speaking to WFAN, he said: “[Jordan] turned down a contract to make a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a preseason game with Charlotte.
“And a woman in the Philippines offered me $ 7 million for a day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he refused.”
But that’s not the only deal Jordan rejected.
“I got him a deal three years ago for $ 100 million,” Falk said.
“And all he had to do, other than give his name and image, was make a two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down.”
No further information has been given on the event, which means that we are completely free to speculate on this matter.
Two o’clock. $ 100 million. Was it political? Something so painful that he feared his mark would not recover? Who knows. All I’m saying is I’m there for every two hour $ 100 million reservation.
One thing is for sure, Jordan is not in desperate need of the money. In 2014, he became the first billionaire player in NBA history and his current net worth stands at around $ 1.6 billion.
The six-time NBA champion raises around $ 140 million annually from his Air Jordan sub-brand, and his trademark deal with the Paris Saint-Germain football team has grossed him nearly $ 10 million in a single week. when Lionel Messi was first spotted in the squad kit.
Jordan is widely recognized as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, if not the best, and he is also one of the most commercialized sports stars in history.
He has been a leading spokesperson for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald’s, Ball Park Franks, Wheaties and Hanes.
Jordan has a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in more than 20 commercials for the company since 1991.
So of course he might not need $ 100 million. But a reminder once again, that I will definitely take it.