Michael Jordan Accused of Charging Rapper Thousands

Published September 8, 2023 at 3:01 PM

Michael Jordan is one of the most famous athletes of all time. His time spent in the NBA through most of the 80s and 90s left him as a generational hero, and despite not playing in 20 years, he still claims many adoring fans today with his Jordan Brand and the availability of his highlights on social media and the internet.

Even some mega stars themselves have admitted to idolizing Jordan, most notably Jay-Z, who said talking to Jordan was a "dream." He wrote in his autobiography, "Decoded," about how much he loves Jordan and the time when Jordan personally invited him to dinner.

«I absolutely love Michael Jordan. His career was a perfectly composed story about will. I went to his restaurant at his invitation to have dinner with him. It was an absolute dream conversation for me."

Not all people are fans of Jordan; however, this sentiment is particularly prevalent within the rap community, where MJ has a reputation for being "rude." This is exemplified by a story shared by rapper 'Chamillionaire,' who alleged that Jordan blindsided him with a demand for $15,000. The hip-hop star, who was initially a fan of Jordan, approached him with a request for a photo and a jersey.

This may be where the saying "never meet your heroes" originates, but it's not an uncommon occurrence. NBA stars are well-known for requesting money from fans, as demonstrated in a recent viral video featuring Jimmy Butler demanding money to play a one-on-one game with a fan.

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Michael Jordan Accused of Charging Rapper Thousands

How much would You Pay For a Photo and Jersey From Michael Jordan?

Nothing3128.7 %
$1-$10002725 %
$1000-$15,0002825.9 %
$15,000+2220.4 %
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