David Beckham in talks to star in career documentary
David Beckham is in talks for a documentary series about his life.The retired soccer star has been inspired by Michael Jordan's Netflix film 'The Last Dance' and his TV firm Studio 99 - who will produce the programme - are already in talks with both the streaming giant and rivals Amazon about the rights to the project.The documentary will largely focus on the 45-year-old star's life in the wake of his retirement and his bid to create a new MLS side in Miami, Florida, but will also incorporate archive footage and "personal" moments from his marriage to Victoria Beckham, with whom he has four ch...
Scottie Pippen Denies Rift With Michael Jordan Depicted ‘In The Last Dance’
Scottie Pippen spoke out about the rift depicted between him and teammate Michael Jordan in The Last Dance during an interview on Tuesday.Both Pippen and Jordan are portrayed in the ESPN documentary which tells the story of the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-1998 season. During that year, the team won its sixth championship in eight seasons.The rift between Pippen and Jordan is shown in one episode of the series, which allegedly started when Jordan said he found Pippen’s decision to delay his ankle surgery until after the season began, “selfish.”Pippen said during his interview that he is not offended by...
How Michael Jordan's $100 million pledge will address voting rights, legal defense
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first grants from a $100 million pledge by Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will focus on the legal system and issues regarding voter suppression.Donations of $1 million each will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement. Black Voters Matter fund will receive a $500,000 donation.Jordan said in a prepared statement he is “all in” on “a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black communities in the U.S.”It’s no surprise these grants incl...
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Air Jordan sneakers expected to set new record for sports shoe
New York (AFP) - Eleven pairs of Nike sneakers worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan are up for auction from Thursday, including a set that could smash the record for a sports shoe.The highlight of the online sale is the Air Jordan 1 High that the NBA megastar wore during a 1985 exhibition match in Italy when he dunked the ball so hard it smashed the glass backboard into thousands of pieces.A piece of glass is still lodged in the sole of the left shoe. "It was an iconic moment in the history of sport," said Caitlin Donovan, head of handbag and sneaker sales at Christie's -- which is organizing the...
Love Air Jordans and have six figures at hand? Here's a deal for you
If you love Air Jordans, Christie's auction house has some game-worn classics available at the end of July. But it will cost you.About a dozen pairs of the Nike shoes, worn by Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA MVP Michael Jordan, will go up for bid July 30 through August 13 on Christie's website.Christie's estimates that each pair of the shoes is worth from 6,000 dollars to as much as 850,000 dollars as collector's items from Jordan's six-championship career playing for the Chicago Bulls.The prize of this auction is a pair of Air Jordan 1s Jordan wore in a Nike-sponsored exhibition in Tri...
'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan and the pursuit and price of excellence
Los Angeles Times(TNS)He’s the most famous athlete of his generation, one of the most famous public figures ever. He appeared in six NBA Finals, won all six, and was the MVP each time. So why would Michael Jordan take part in a 10-episode docuseries when its director said up front that it would go to some very uncomfortable places?“I said, ‘Why do you want to do this?’ and he said, ‘I don’t,’” says “The Last Dance” director Jason Hehir. “He was concerned people, specifically when they saw footage of him at practice in ’97-’98, would take it out of context. If they see him getting on his teamma...
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WATCH: Michael Jordan Catches 400+ Pound Marlin During Big Rock Tournament
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player to ever live. He might also be the best fisherman in NBA history as while competing in The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Jordan and his team reeled in a fish that weighed in at over 400 pounds.On Tuesday, Jordan’s team caught a blue marlin that weighed in at 442 pounds, the sixth heaviest of the tournament as of Tuesday evening. When asked about the fish, Jordan said, “I would love to be back with a little bit bigger fish.”Posted by The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on Tuesday, June 9, 2020Tournament executive director Crystal Hesm...
How Michael Jordan used 'The Last Dance' to prod his Charlotte Hornets players
Michael Jordan, master of creative tension as an NBA player, wants his Charlotte Hornets to start holding each other more accountable.Jordan — the Hornets’ owner and five-time NBA most valuable player — had a Zoom call with the players after the “Last Dance” documentary aired on ESPN. The 10-part documentary showed Jordan calling out teammates, sometimes getting into fights with fellow Chicago Bulls, while winning six NBA championships.Jordan told the Hornets to be more vocal and demanding of each other, said point guard Devonte Graham.“How you have to be comfortable calling your teammates out...
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Michael Jordan's old furniture is up for auction — but it's too late to get a love letter of his from 1989
Fans and collectors have snapped up Michael Jordan’s jerseys, shoes and rookie cards — even a love letter he wrote — during the world’s fixation with ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary, which chronicled the Chicago Bulls’ last championship season.But there’s one set of Jordan collectibles that’s been missing: his old furniture.Who wants a really outdated looking couch and coffee table set from the 1990s? Or how about a home gym set (because we all know how often those get used)? Did someone forget to mention there’s wallpaper scraps and a set of four pillows?But then again, it’s Michael Jorda...
Jordan to donate $100m to racial equality fight
Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years.The money will go to a number of organisations in a bid to tackle “ingrained racism”.It comes in the wake of protests breaking out across the US and around the world following the death of George Floyd as he was restrained by police.ADVERTISEMENTDear valued readers, subscribe to the Daily Trust e-paper to continue enjoying our diet of authoritative news. Kindly subscribe hereFloyd, an u...