If a hypothetical data claims that retail companies sell a large percentage of Michael Jordan merchandise to female fans, no one would object. He was a pop culture phenom during his prime (remember who popularised those long shorts and that chameleon tongue). So it is only obvious that he enjoyed an unprecedented female following.
Michael would wear oversize business suits, dance his head in rhythm while listening to the hip-hop beats, and allow his shaved head to shine in glory. He had a flavor that was unique enough to make his fans weak on their knees. But why on Earth is this side of MJ being discussed?
Was Michael Jordan unsure about his popularity among females?
Well, this is something the female readers of this article will raise their eyebrows on (refer to the Bulls logo). But an award-winning NBA writer, Mr. Mark Heisler, once revealed something that can easily provoke such reactions.
He would joke how waiting for interviewing MJ might’ve taken his 2-YO daughter to turn 22 while he was still waiting in the queue. The interview finally happened and Mr. Mark later wrote, “He [MJ] was one of five children of James, a mid-level manager, and Deloris, a bank official, in Wilmington, N.C. A late bloomer, he later told of worrying about his big ears and taking home economics courses to learn how to cook, in case he could never find a wife.”
Now, the late bloomer part is still understandable because MJ took some time to show that growth spurt. He was 5’8” in high school and played baseball, football, and basketball.
His Airness was even cut from his junior varsity high school team. So okay, this comment became swallowable, but what about the one claiming he was uncertain about finding a lady? Sounds like a Bull-Sin (pun intended).
(Quick fun fact: He went on to marry not once, but twice.)
When a young MJ wrote an apology letter to his high school sweetheart
All these revelations hint towards the fact that MJ was a human before getting drafted. Later, he became the “Jesus in Tennis shoes”, as put comprehensively by Jayson Williams.
So back in high school, MJ once committed an unfathomable error when he let his girlfriend down. Later, the very efficient Air Jordan used his Chemistry class to draft an apology letter for her.
Among the many lines, he wrote, “Please don’t let this go to your head. (smile) …Please don’t be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.”
That love relationship with Laquette certainly ended, and perhaps this can be one reason why MJ was dubious about his dating stars. One would wish to go back in time and shake that teenage MJ to tell him how in the future he will have such lovely relations and supremely talented kids.
Do you agree that MJ was the most eligible bachelor in the NBA before his first marriage? Help us know in the comments.
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