• Ryan Tippett

MJ Declining 100 Million For A Two Hour Appearance Is Nutty

“The Last Dance” documentary, focusing on the 97’/98’ Chicago Bulls has allowed fans access to footage that is so good it feels as if the viewer was actually part of the team. You become engrossed and captivated by each and every conversation that’s had. It’s allowed the sports junkie a behind the curtain look at the lives of some of the most iconic personalities ever to have played the game. It has also sparked stories that haven’t been told during the documentary.

Michael Jordans agent, David Falk, went on the “Boomer and Gio” show on WFAN in New York and talked about MJs selectiveness when it comes to making an appearance or agreeing to a marketing deal. It isn’t exactly breaking news that guy that’s worth $2.1 billion, with a b, is picky when it comes to his time. What is breaking news is that Jordan turned down $100 million for a two-hour appearance. I actually had to ponder if I’ve had poops that have lasted that long. That’s like a full 6 hours less than The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

"I brought him a deal three years ago for $100 million. All he had to do was, other than giving his name and likeness, make a one two-hour appearance to announce the deal and he turned it down. God bless him. He's been so successful it gives him an opportunity to do whatever the hell he wants or not to do things he doesn't want. I really admire that. He's very, very selective in the things he wants to be involved in."

It's impossible to say what that sort of decision process feels like, but I know it must feel pretty damn good.