Michael Jordan has a unique way of viewing the world. While others might have taken advantage of all that Nike endorsement money and retired early, Jordan decided to switch careers. Instead of playing basketball, he thought, he’d own it. And so he bought the Charlotte Hornets (then known as the Bobcats) in 2010. So, what’s a day in the life of MJ like? Wait no longer! Because…
Yes, the 51-year-old legend isn’t afraid to sound like a LOLcat on one of the most important days of the year — the opening of the regular NBA season. (The Hornets open their season against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.) Here’s how Jordan got ready throughout the day.
He drank coffee out of a Hornets mug!
He showed off that the team has its own tuxedo shirt. “Niiiiiice” is an understatement, friends. That shirt is magnificent.
And just in case you forget…
And just in case you thought it was all coffee and tuxedo T-shirts, Jordan reminds us he actually does have a job.
A fun basketball job, that is!
The perks continue.
And so does the fun!
But then there comes a time when, as the boss, you have to make some tough decisions.
Make sure to mention sneaker line? Check.
Oh, what the heck. Let’s talk about sneakers again. This time with some added sass. Take that golfer Keegan Bradley!
Finally, though, it’s time to talk shop.
Here’s a question: Why didn’t you ever check your mentions on Twitter? Tons of fans were tweeting @Hornets posing questions for their favorite player of all time, yet the only one Jordan answered was from the above-mentioned golfer. What gives?
Perhaps Jordan was just making a practical business decision. For instance, some fans no doubt wondered about MJ’s disastrous time as president of the Washington Wizards. Who really wants to answer that? Plus, the last few times high-profile figures in sports tried to open themselves up to fan questions on Twitter it didn’t go so well. (See: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NCAA President Mark Emmert.)
So maybe it’s for the best that Jordan stuck to the subjects he knows best — basketball, sneakers and … did I mention basketball and sneakers?