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Hurricane Florence caused severe damage in the Carolinas this past September. Looking to give back, Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina to give out free Air Jordans along with a Thanksgiving meal to the people affected by Hurricane Florence, Associated Press reports.

Jordan gave out the Air Jordan 3 Charity Game as well as the upcoming Air Jordan 11 Concord. In addition to the shoe and meal, Jordan also donated $1 million to both the Red Cross and Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund back in September. Explaining his visit, Jordan told AP, “I can give money all day long, but at some point you want them to understand you’re human.”

With this year’s NBA All-Star game taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, hopefully more funds to the region are collected.

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Not only is a Michael Jordan “The Last Dance” Documentary coming out on Netflix next year, but Nike is also set to drop a special edition Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Jersey that celebrates the film and the 20th Anniversary MJ’s “Last Shot” against the Utah Jazz (1998 NBA Finals).

Set to drop on May 31st, the jersey will come in three different versions: Authentic Away (just like the one Jordan wore for this “Last Shot”) and two Swingman versions that come in both home and away Bulls colorways. All three jerseys will comes with NikeConnect technology that unlocks access to select “The Last Dance” content prior to the series premiere in 2019.

The Authentic jersey will come in a soft touch box with a clear window and magnetic closure for the retail price of $400 USD. The Swingman jerseys will sell for $120 USD.

The special-edition Bulls jersey also celebrates Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that selects the most vulnerable children aged 4-6 from high-poverty schools and the foster care system and pairs them with a salaried, professional mentor who stays with them from kindergarten through graduation.

via: Nike


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