If we will talk about the NBA and the world of basketball, what are the names that will immediately register in your mind? I am quite sure one of those names is Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan is one of the best, if not the best athlete who ever played in the NBA. Some says he is the G.O.A.T (Greatest of all Time) because of the impact he has made on and off the court. With 6 NBA championship rings, 6 NBA finals MVP, 5 NBA Season MVPs with 14 NBA All-Star appearances, it’s no question that he is the real deal.
What makes him more admirable is his effort to give back to his fans, community and fellow countryman. Of all the charities he is involved with, there is one event that some fans probably didn’t know about.
When the 9/11 attack happened, Jordan announced his return (September 25, 2001) to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards. He publicly announced that he will donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. He pledges to donate his 2001-02 salary to the relief efforts.
"Obviously our country has changed forever, but nothing has changed more than the lives of the families of the victims of this tragedy," said Jordan. "This fund is one of several wonderful efforts that will benefit the victims of the September 11th attacks."
Jordan donated the remainder of his salary to other organizations involved in the September 11th relief effort.
Michael Jordan is known and will always be known for his unmatchable basketball skills and talent. But for me, he is more than that. He is a kindhearted human who loves to give back and help people in the best way he can.
“He Is Not Just A Legendary Basketball Player, He Is Also A Real Life Hero!”
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