Huge surprise as basketball legend turns down N41 billion just to appear on golf course for 2 hours
- Michael Jordan had the audacity to reject some juicy sponsor offers during his stellar NBA career
- The Chicago Bulls legend has won seven NBA titles and has been named MVP in all eight Finals he’s been to.
- The 58-year-old still makes millions every year thanks to an endorsement he made with Nike to produce Air Jordan
Michael Jordan is without a doubt one of the best the game has produced in basketball and the Chicago Bulls legend smiled at the bank for his contribution to the sport, The Sun.
However, agent for Olympic gold medalist David Falk claimed that the six-time NBA champion turned down $ 100 million to make an appearance on the golf course for just two hours.
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Jordan at the time signed several support and market agreements which are still paying off to this day.
One of the most important contracts of the 58-year-old who earns him $ 105 million a year is his Nike Air Jordan contract.
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Despite the huge potentials surrounding the two-time Slam Dunk winner in the late ’80s and’ 90s, Jordan carefully chose who he wanted to do business with.
Falk’s revelation of Jordan’s refusal of $ 100 million deal
Falk told WFAN:
“[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 seven million dollars for a day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he refused.
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“I got him a deal three years ago for $ 100 million.
“And all he had to do, other than give his name and his image, was make a two hour appearance to announce the deal. And he refused it.”
During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that NBA legend Scottie Pippen and his family were in mourning after the sudden death of his eldest son Antron at the age of 33.
The former basketball star took to social media to share the sad news, noting that he was heartbroken after the loss.
Scottie said he and Antron shared a love for basketball and had conversations about the beautiful game, but sadly he couldn’t follow in his footsteps.
It was because he suffered from chronic asthma and Scottie noted that he would have reached the NBA if he hadn’t.