During his acceptance speech after winning The Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year, Jordan cried. A lot. It is awesome. It is heartfelt. It showed a human side of Jordan.
Here is the link to the video: http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/2015/01/21/150120MJAcceptanceSpeechmov-3496491/
– This Charlotte Business Journal awards gala was held Tuesday night in the atrium of Time Warner cable Area. About 350 attended according to the CBJ.
– Michael Jordan is 51 and although he was born in Brooklyn, he grew up in Wilmington, NC.
– Jordan paid around $175 million for majority ownership of the Bobcats/Hornets.
– Jordan thanked his financial advisor Curtis Polk. I thought this was kind of weird, but cool. Polk is currently the Vice Chairman of Hornets Sports & Entertainment. He handles the business/finances of MJ as well. So no, he doesn’t want to manage your $5,000 E-Trade account. Previously, Polk was the EVP of SFX Sports. He also co-produced Space Jam.
— Jasmine M. Jordan (@MickiJae) January 21, 2015
I just teared up listening to MJ’s speech.. — Bring Back The Buzz™ (@BringBackTheBuz) January 21, 2015
— Mayor of Charlotte (@CLTMayor) January 21, 2015
This made us tear up. It’s disarming and fun to see the human side of a superstar.
Photos: nba.com screenshot and Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer