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Sports Illustrated: Michael Jordan – The 50th Cover

Il 17 Febbraio del 1963 nasceva in quel di Brooklyn il secondogenito di Deloris e James Jordan, chiamato Michael. A distanza di 50 anni il mondo celebra oggi il 50esimo compleanno del più grande cestista di tutti i tempi attraverso le più disparate manifestazioni di stima ed affetto, a cominciare dalla principale testata sportiva USA, Sports Illustrated, che dedica per la 50esima volta la copertina a MJ oltre che una serie di contenuti (anche web) a passato, presente e futuro prossimo della leggenda.

Years after he last took the court, Michael Jordan is still a major presence in sports culture. To celebrate the iconic superstar’s 50th birthday, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has placed Jordan on its February 18th cover for a record 50th time. In this week’s issue, Senior writer Phil Taylor looks at Jordan’s lasting effect on basketball, and sports in general, and examines his recent stint as a basketball executive for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jordan, who built his own brand and spoiled us with his heroic performances, now spends his days at his $12.4 million mansion in Jupiter, Fla., or his $3.2 million condo in downtown Charlotte. Taylor notes that Jordan still golfs and runs steakhouses, all while floundering as an executive for the Bobcats (Their .106 winning percentage last season was the worst in NBA History). However, players, and the general public, still want to be like Mike.[...]