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Michael Jordan Turned Down Eye-Watering $100 Million For Two-Hour Appearance

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Michael Jordan Turned Down Eye-Watering $100 Million For Two-Hour Appearance

Michael Jordan once rejected an eye-watering $100 million offer for a two-hour appearance.

The NBA legend, one of the biggest and most marketable stars in all of sports, has made huge money from a slew of endorsements.

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Image: PA

But the Chicago Bulls icon wouldn't just turn up for any old appearance even it was easy money, as his agent has revealed.

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David Falk, Jordan's representative, has shed light on some of the opportunities Jordan has said no during his time working for him.

Speaking to WFAN, the 58-year-old said: "[Jordan] turned down a deal to do a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a pre-season game with Charlotte.

"And some woman in the Philippines offered me seven million dollars for one day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he turned it down.

"I brought him a deal three years ago for 100 million dollars.

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"And all he had to do, other than give his name and likeness, was make one two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down."

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, has well and truly transcended basketball and changed the game with his Nike arrangement.

As per Forbes, the Air Jordan sub-brand sees the five-time MVP collect £105 million-per-year.

Since 2018, French football giants Paris Saint-Germain have partnered with the Jordan range - with the logo now visible on their home jerseys this season for the first time.

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The monumental capture of Lionel Messi brought record-breaking shirt sales and led to Jordan making a whopping £5 million in just a week.

That's because Jordan negotiated a deal whereby his brand would take five per cent from every shirt sale.

Topics: NBA, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan

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