Michael Jordan has always been perceived as the ideal athlete. 6-time NBA champion in the “Chicago bulls”, 5-time League MVP, 14-time member of the all-star game, two-time Olympic champion is just a small list of outstanding merits of His Vozdushnaja. Jordan is significantly ahead of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and everyone else in any survey to determine the best player in basketball history.
No matter how great nor was Jordan the basketball player, he has flaws. It’s not only about the business side, because Michael is not the best way obtained control of the club NBA “Charlotte hornets”.
Personal life Jordan is also not without a number of scandals. Michael married model Juanita Bath in September 1989. She bore him two sons, Jeffrey Michael (1988) and Marcus James (born 1990) and daughter Jasmine (1992). In 1991, Jordan purchased the estate in highland Park is 37 km from Chicago, where he lived with his wife and children. It seemed that Jordan will become an exemplary family man, but in reality it was not so.
Early 1990s — the peak of the stellar fame of LeBron James. Michael finally is Bad boys “Detroit pistons,” led by Aisea Thomas in the playoffs of the NBA and wins first title in 1991. About Jordan start talking about how after basketball number one in the world. His Airness is bathed in the glory and earns a lot of money, Michael signed an agreement with Nike company back in 1984. In the 1990s, the sneaker industry has boomed largely thanks to the popularity of Jordan. Subsidiary Nike Jordan Brand was able to break away from competitors like Adidas and Converse. Now shoes of Jordan brand sell at auction for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On the court, Jordan won titles. But outside wasn’t exactly a role model. Michael Jordan regularly cheated on his wife Juanita. Without any twinge of conscience. It began in the first half of 1990-ies. Jordan had met secretly with actress Jennifer Williams, wife of former NBA player Robert Williams. This was reported by colleague Jennifer Tami Roman. You can accept this information for the usual gossip, but reports of the adventures of Jordan have appeared in the media very much. Some cases officially confirmed.
In the 1990s, Jordan also concealed the relationship with model Vanessa Williams, who became the first ever black miss America in 1984. Furthermore, Michael loved to spend time with the actress of films for adults Kylie Ireland, and were generally rather fleeting relationship “on the side”.
The assistant coach of the Chicago bulls John Bach told how one day Jordan wanted to beat the pop diva Madonna in her famous teammate Scottie Pippen (singer had previously met with another ex-player of “Chicago Dennis Rodman), but the attempt was unsuccessful. All his adventures Michael was able to hide from broad disclosure to the public, except for one.
In 2006, the court of Illinois determined that Jordan is not obliged to pay compensation in the amount of $ 5 million of the former secret mistress of Charles Knafel. In the early 1990s, Jordan has paid Knafel $ 250 thousand for keeping their relationship a secret. Knafel claimed that Michael promised her 20 times more for silence and consent not to sue for paternity after Carla in 1991 learned that she was pregnant. Anyway, the DNA test showed that Jordan was not the father of the child, but the fact of making a scandal in the public plane could not damage the reputation of His Vozdushnaja.
First wife Juanita Jordan first filed for divorce 4 January 2002, citing irreconcilable differences with her husband. However, shortly thereafter reconciled with His Airness. It is likely this was done artificially due to the money. Michael simply bought off, because they did not want unnecessary drama in the media. Probably, the similar situation was and on for most of the 1990s.
Although it could not last forever. Jordana again filed for divorce and finally divorced on 29 December 2006. Michael and Juanita stated that the decision was made “mutually and amicably”. Juanita received $ 168 million as compensation. In 2006, Jordan has paid the largest sum for divorce in history, surpassing the achievements of popular singer Neil diamond ($ 150 million compensation for divorce from Marcia Murphy).
After the divorce, Jordan met with the elite escortsite Ashley Dupre and Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of comedian Eddie Murphy. A couple of years Michael decided to settle down. On Christmas eve 2011, 48-year-old Jordan has proposed to 32-year-old Cuban model Yvette Prieto, whom he met in a nightclub in 2008. Thus, Michael met Yvette about three years, after which the couple announced their engagement. On April 27 2013 in Jupiter island, Florida, held their wedding ceremony. The festive event was attended by golfer tiger woods, Director spike Lee, former NBA player Patrick Ewing and other celebrity. Festivals to cost Jordan over $ 10 million.
February 11, 2014, Prieto gave birth to twin girls who were given names Isabelle and Victoria. Personal life 57-year-old Michael Jordan on track, but previously lacked such moments, which Jordan would like to forget. To pay the largest amount in history for a divorce — not what you’d like to remember Michael. However, this paragraph in his biography there. Anywhere from it not going anywhere.
“You will never be able to meet the expectations of anyone in respect of its essence. In this world, this is simply impossible”, — once said Jordan on the popular TV show Today.
Michael Jordan really does not have to be ideal in everything. Outstanding athlete proved everything to everyone on the basketball court. In his personal life Michael had enough dramatic moments, but it is no longer perceived as a legend of the basketball at all times.